Rain fall

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our friend Gavin. His daughter is in Borculo in the Netherlands and found this equivalent of our Beechy Plains. It looks better than ours does at the moment. It had rained all night, so before I had my breakfast, I thought that I should go and lookContinue reading “Rain fall”

Good holiday weather

Once again, the guest picture of the day is a gallery from Matilda, our guest photographer. She was hunting bees today as well as capturing the morning sun on the Calibrachoa I had a walk round the garden with Matilda after breakfast where we saw two blackbirds basking in the sunshine . . . .Continue reading “Good holiday weather”

Finally a tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from Tony in East Wemyss. It shows what estate agents call a “doer upper”. We had another beautiful day here, with dawn to dusk sunshine and a cooling breeze to keep things tolerable. My joints were a bit creaky, so I was in no mood to rush about and took myContinue reading “Finally a tootle but no pedal”

Near the bottom

Today’s guest picture comes from Gunta, a correspondent and fellow blogger who lives in SW Oregon.  Knowing that I like bridges, she has sent me this fine example, one of the most notable bridges in the Pacific Northwest.  It crosses the Rogue River near its mouth. We are only a day or two away fromContinue reading “Near the bottom”

In the garden

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who was taking some refreshment in Russell Square when she noticed that she was being watched. We had a day of almost uninterrupted sunshine and light winds, ideal for pottering about the garden so this is what I did.  I thought of going for a bike rideContinue reading “In the garden”

Sunshine and showers

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who was alarmed to see some bears while he was out on a walk  in the town.  He calmed down when he noticed that there was a stout fence between them and him. It was a very unreliable day today as far as both the weather and the weatherContinue reading “Sunshine and showers”

Singing in the sun

Today’s guest picture is the last from my sister Mary’s visit to Regents Park.  It has been good to have such sunny pictures while we have been rather gloomy up here. Being Sunday, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir after breakfast and I set about making a lamb stew for theContinue reading “Singing in the sun”

Striding out for the New Year

Today’s guest picture shows an ominous haze behind the financial district on a sunny day on the Thames in London.   Perhaps it is an ill omen for 2017.  My sister Mary took the picture. A bright but chilly day ushered in the new year here and encouraged by the good weather, I took upContinue reading “Striding out for the New Year”

Once bitten….

Today’s guest picture, sent by my younger son from Edinburgh, shows the Scottish Parliament building at Holyrood.  In 9 months we will know whether it is to house the governing body of a newly independent nation or to remain a provincial outpost of the London banking system as at present. It was raining when weContinue reading “Once bitten….”

The news from the joints is good

Today’s picture shows Guthrie with whom I had a cup of tea in the afternoon. The glorious sunshine of yesterday had gone but it was still a reasonably warm and dry day.  I had arranged to cycle with Dropscone if my joints had recovered from yesterday’s efforts and happily they were quite well enough toContinue reading “The news from the joints is good”