A Roman ruin

Today’s picture is another from the sibling’s Welsh trip, this time from the camera of my sister Susan. Anther forecast of rain led to another fine day in Langholm, thanks again to the northerly wind.  Dropscone and I would have set off for the morning run in good spirits if Drop’s gears had not malfunctionedContinue reading “A Roman ruin”

Taking the long view

Today’s picture shows a fox at lunch time in an Edinburgh garden and was taken by my son Tony. It was an untypical April day today as it was sunny all day and there were no showers.   On the debit side it was frosty in the morning and only 5° C when Dropscone andContinue reading “Taking the long view”

A varied palette

Today’s picture shows the Roman ruins at Amathus from my sister Susan’s recent trip to Cyprus. Our gentle  transition to colder weather continued today with a cloudy but still day which, if we hadn’t just had a week of summer sunshine, would have been considered a very reasonable day for early April.  It let DropsconeContinue reading “A varied palette”

Over the hill and not very far away

Today’s picture is another from my sister Mary’s morning walks round Kenwood. Fine weather greeted us again this morning and Mrs Tootlepedal was up early as she was going to an event at Newcastle Racecourse with some friends.  It was a trade fair of house and garden stuff with food and plants on the side. Continue reading “Over the hill and not very far away”

A gentler day

Today’s picture,  from my sister Susan who is visiting Cyprus, shows the sunset in Limassol.  She only sent it to annoy us, as we have not seen any sun for days here. Another grey day, with cloud shrouding the tops of our hills, proved an adequate incentive not to go rushing out on the bikeContinue reading “A gentler day”

Oh bother

Today’s picture shows a small painting job my son Tony and his gang are doing.  They needed brushes with very long handles! Still no cycling today but the tedium was beguiled by a visit to the hospital in Carlisle instead in search of medical wisdom on the subject of aches and pains.  It was anContinue reading “Oh bother”

What’s up Doc?

Today’s picture is a shot taken by my recorder playing friend Susan on one of trips last year to Edinburgh.  I thought it was classy enough to put it in larger than usual. I had given the cycling a miss as I had to visit the doctor later in the morning and I thought thatContinue reading “What’s up Doc?”

Battered sole

Today’s picture features Guthrie on his very first walkies.  He brought Bruce with him. Everyone in the town was pleased to see the sun back today after a very gloomy week.  I was considering doing some resting on my bike but the sun was accompanied by a vigorous and chilly wind so I decided thatContinue reading “Battered sole”

Routine old and new

Today’s picture from a nature reserve in NZ shows a kaka and it was taken by my brother Andrew. At last all the stars were correctly aligned, the omens were favourable and the weather god was in kindly mood so Dropscone and I were able to make our way round the morning run without incidentContinue reading “Routine old and new”

Back on the bike

Today’s picture is of Guthrie who is now adding class and charm to our friend Bruce’s carpet. It was warm enough today to make a difference to the snow around the town.  Although there is still quite a lot left in our shaded garden, the bulk of it has disappeared.  There was no thought ofContinue reading “Back on the bike”