A day well spent

After I failed to take a picture of a crow on a cow yesterday, today’s guest picture fills the gap. It was very kindly sent to me from South Africa by Anne of ‘Something Over Tea’. It shows a pied crow on the back of a gemsbok, taken recently by Anne in the Mountain ZebraContinue reading “A day well spent”

Making sense

Today’s guest picture gets my seal of approval. It comes from Venetia’s Highland holiday when she went to visit the Moray Firth at Burghead. Summer continued in Langholm today. In fact it got hotter, reaching 27°C in mid afternoon. Under the circumstances, I thought that I ought to reverse my usual practice and do somethingContinue reading “Making sense”

Warmer

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Like my sister Susan, she visited Kenwood House recently. She chose this wonderful copper beech as her subject for photography. After a comparatively warm night, we had a warm day. It wasn’t very warm, just about average for the time of year, but it shows how coldContinue reading “Warmer”

Gloves off

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She spotted a fox in her small London garden. We had another grey and chilly day here, not quite so cold but a lot greyer after a little overnight rain. In need of some excitement, I got Mrs Tootlepedal to cut my hair in the morning andContinue reading “Gloves off”

Opportunities not quite grasped

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She came across this splendid display of onions in a local street. We had a day here when there was hardly a moment when it wasn’t threatening to snow, but in the end, it never amounted to more than a few flakes at a time. Thanks toContinue reading “Opportunities not quite grasped”

Almost too much cycling (if that is possible)

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows some fine colour which she encountered on a recent visit to Regents Park in London. When Mrs Tootlepedal looked out of the dining room window after breakfast, she could see a good collection of blackbirds. They had gathered to nibble on cotoneaster berries under theContinue reading “Almost too much cycling (if that is possible)”

Relative calm after the storm

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo, and shows her own rain gauge in Manitoba. It is all the more impressive because the five inches it recorded all fell in an hour and a half. Then they got another two inches overnight making seven inches in eight hours. That’s what I call real rain. TheContinue reading “Relative calm after the storm”

A 5% chance

Today’s guest picture comes from East Wemyss where our son Tony spotted a heron going somewhere on business. We had a day that was not quite as warm as yesterday but whichmanaged to be more muggy. I arranged to have coffee with Sandy and then went out into the garden to see how the flowersContinue reading “A 5% chance”

On a roll again

Today’s unusual guest picture comes from our friend Gavin.  His son Fraser was putting a new irrigation system in his garden when he discovered a plastic bag and on opening it, he found two hand grenades complete with pins in them.  They were relics of the Korean War.  He was pleased that his children hadn’tContinue reading “On a roll again”

The same again

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss.  “Are there any shore birds about”, I asked him.  “Plenty”, he said.  And sent me the proof. Life in the lockdown goes on in a well ordered pattern of pottering, walking and cycling and today was no different. After breakfast and the crossword, IContinue reading “The same again”