Occasionally useful

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She recently went out with a group of fungus hunters in Stockhill Woods near Wells. We had a much better day here than yesterday, dry all day and with a very occasional glimpse of the sun. We have got visitors coming to stay with us forContinue reading “Occasionally useful”

No angel

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has been in the Lake District again, where he visited St Mary’s church at Crosthwaite. After more overnight rain, it was still raining here when we got up. I used this as an excuse to do nothing at all useful or memorable in the morning.Continue reading “No angel”

Club comes up trumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s Orkney adventure. He says that they are having to cope with gales. He doesn’t say if they went swimming. After some overnight rain, we had a generally very sunny day here, although a spot or two of rain in the afternoon made hanging out the washing a bitContinue reading “Club comes up trumps”

Two sociable outings

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He took his daughter Matilda to Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh where she found a friend. I didn’t have time for any Archive Group work after breakfast today because I had arranged to meet my walking friend Mark to show him a route that he hadn’t taken before.Continue reading “Two sociable outings”

Better late than never

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He has added to the collection of Scottish islands that he has visited by going to the Isle of Coll of our west coast. We had another dry and fine day here with quite a bit of sunshine. The active part of it started with first aContinue reading “Better late than never”

A timely reminder

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She is currently on holiday near Fort William in the Highlands, and found this very pretty bridge near the village where Mrs Tootlepedal and I lived when we first got married. I emptied an inch of rain out of our rain gauge this morning, but fortunatelyContinue reading “A timely reminder”

Moor and garden

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He doesn’t just look at the sunrise when he is out. He sees seals beside the sea as well. We had a fine, warm and calm day here today, with the bonus of a sunny afternoon. I managed to fit in a bit ofContinue reading “Moor and garden”

Small things

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who has been visiting the Lake District again. He took this lovely shot of St Cuthbert’s Church at Kentmere. The red sky last night didn’t bring us a sunny day, but it was much brighter and more cheerful than yesterday, and this was very welcome. IContinue reading “Small things”

Playing and walking

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Irving Bell. He got this fine view of Talla reservoir while on a motor tour. He advises me that I if I want to get the view too while pedalling, an electric bike would be a good idea as it involves a steep hill. We had aContinue reading “Playing and walking”

Flat out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows a dawn dog on the eternally sunny East Wemyss shore. It was three hours later before I got up after a good night’s sleep. I had to go to the health centre for a routine visit after breakfast, and I said to Mrs Tootlepedal asContinue reading “Flat out”