Consecutive coffees

Today’s guest picture comes from South Africa where Langholm exile Tom photographed a welcome sign of spring, a nice bunch of clivias. We have many signs of autumn here but after yesterday’s chilly morning, we were back to more gentle temperatures today. It has generally been so mild overnight that the turning of the yearContinue reading “Consecutive coffees”

Picking the low hanging fruit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He went to Tamworth to go skiing in the SnowDome, but found it was closed for a private function. Ever one to turn a disappointment into an opportunity, he went to visit Tamworth Castle instead. We had another gloomy and grey day here today, and it wasContinue reading “Picking the low hanging fruit”

A hot ride

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a picturesque lake to sit beside while having his lunch today. In spite of the continued absence of Mrs Tootlepedal in the south, the sun shone in Langholm today. Our local weather station recorded just under 30°C for a brief period in the afternoon butContinue reading “A hot ride”

Mrs Tootlepedal gets a present

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, He found a butterfly very successfully pretending to be a leaf. The forecast had suggested that it would be cooler today after the excessive heat of the past couple of days. It was cooler, but as it was only a couple of degrees cooler and the sunContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal gets a present”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture is another from Paul’s visit to the Lake District. He was looking down on the aptly named Little Town from Catbells when he saw this view. The forecast was for a bright, chilly, and calm morning and the forecast was right. As I had a choir rehearsal in the afternoon, I thoughtContinue reading “A cold start”

A wet walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She is very pleased to see that her neighbourhood is taking covid precautions seriously. The very welcome arrival of our daughter Annie with her daughter Evie has not surprisingly caused a ripple to run across the smooth surface of our lockdown lives. As a result, blog postsContinue reading “A wet walk”

A useful outing

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit my Somerset correspondent, Venetia, made to Benter Village. She met with some fowl play while she was there. In the way that these things often happen, we got a day of pretty good weather just when I couldn’t make good use of it. My toothache was still badContinue reading “A useful outing”

Finding time for Matilda

Today’s guest picture comes from my flute pupil Luke’s mother Sharon.  She has been on Orkney where she visited the chapel built by Italian POWs on the shell of a Nissen hut. We had a better day today but to make up for the lack of rain, the temperature had dropped a bit and itContinue reading “Finding time for Matilda”

From beggar to prince

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was in a good position to admire the big festival wheel in Edinburgh. My feet and joints generally sent me a message this morning to say that they had had enough of cycling and walking for the moment.  As it was a miserable grey day, IContinue reading “From beggar to prince”

Going a bit too far

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who went to the Taunton Flower Show.  You can read about her adventures here. Sad to say, her favourite arrangement in the ‘At the Garden Gate’ class was disqualified for using artificial grass. We had quite a lot of rain and wind overnight and it wasContinue reading “Going a bit too far”