Damped down

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and it just goes to show that the sun doesn’t always shine in East Wemyss. We have left our frosty nights behind for the moment at any rate, and it was pleasantly warm when I went out to fill up the bird feeder at breakfast time. TheContinue reading “Damped down”

Top and tail

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal.  She found a very prominent fairy ring on her brother’s lawn. Mrs Tootlepedal is still away visiting her mother, whose hundred and first birthday is imminent.  This means that I am having to make up my mind for myself here with no assistance and this is quite wearing. Continue reading “Top and tail”

A bonus pedal

Today’s guest picture, sent by Dropscone, shows how the greenkeeping staff at a prestigious golf course still use traditional methods for preparing the ground.  The only thing lacking is that they should have their trouser legs tied up with string. I had thought of offering to go with Sandy to help fill the Moorland feedersContinue reading “A bonus pedal”

Mixed day

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my sister Mary.  She was visiting an old sewage pumping station (as one does) when she met this fine double rainbow. I was just getting dressed after a little post-breakfast rest with an agreeable crossword when the minister arrived bearing gifts of eggs.  He is a greatContinue reading “Mixed day”


Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s continental excursion and shows a fine bridge over the Schlei at Kappeln in Schleswig-Flensburg.  Dropscone points out that it is just the same as Tower Bridge in London….but without the towers of course. Our spell of warm weather continued today and it was up to a  most unseasonalContinue reading “Action”

Beethoven and the Box Room

Today’s guest picture was taken by my friend Sue.  She borrowed my camera and took this shot of an elderly walker near Talkin Tarn. My day started with two surprises. The first surprise was that I managed to get my bike out and go for a 14 mile ride before breakfast. The second surprise wasContinue reading “Beethoven and the Box Room”

The eyes have it

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s visit to Cleethorpes and shows a Victorian pier from the past and a commercial ship from the present in one shot.  The Humber carries 14% of Britain’s sea trade. Our spell of excellent weather continued but I had no time for bird watching before breakfast as I hadContinue reading “The eyes have it”

Sun , sea and sand

I stole today’s fine guest picture from Sandy without asking him so I hope he is not cross.  I used it because it shows the view across the Lothians towards the Forth and you can just see where we are staying in the background on the far shore. We woke to strong winds and poundingContinue reading “Sun , sea and sand”

All hail (and a little snow too)

Today’s guest picture harks back to my siblings’ visit at the start of this month and shows Skelwith Force in the Lake District.  It was taken by my sister Mary. We had another day of mixed sunshine and showers here with some impressive cloudscapes.  Plans were once again slightly frustrated but the day worked outContinue reading “All hail (and a little snow too)”


My Glastonbury correspondent, Venetia, sent me today’s guest picture.  It is a sign of the times, being a mock funeral procession to mourn the closure of the last bank branch in the town earlier this month.  After several chilly and rather grey days of north easterly winds, the wind completely changed and blew from theContinue reading “(No)Sunday”