Putting on weight again

Today’s guest picture is another blast of sunshine from the past.  This time it is a pleasant valley scene from one of my brother Andrew’s Derbyshire walks in early October. After a rather restless night, I got up to a sunny morning and a much improved interior economy and after a quiet morning, I wasContinue reading “Putting on weight again”

Down came the rain (in the end)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who walked though five villages the other day and looked at one of them across a valley. This is Holbrook seen from Horsley. I was expecting a wet day today but after some heavy rain overnight, it was quite dry and calm in the morning and Dropscone wasContinue reading “Down came the rain (in the end)”

A late flash

Today’s guest picture is an owl spotted by Dropscone on his recent visit to Kent.  It was keeping an eye on things near a graveyard. We had another cold, grey and wet morning today with added icy patches so I was very happy to find things to do in the house.  The  ground is stillContinue reading “A late flash”

Feet on the ground

Today’s guest picture is another blast of Irene’s sunny South African sketches. We had a quietly grey day here today, dull but dry and calm.  It would have been another good day for a cycle ride and it has been annoying that probably the best two days for a bike ride that we are likelyContinue reading “Feet on the ground”

A river runs through it

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows one of the greens on the golf course he was visiting last week in Spain.  Tough conditions out there. We had far from Spanish weather here today.  It had rained heavily over night and it was still raining heavily when we got up.  It continued to rainContinue reading “A river runs through it”

Sloe bicycling

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Tony.  He is the one on the hindmost of the two greys galloping along at the Lauder Common Riding. The photo was taken by ‘Lord Spencer-Taylor’, aka Robbie We were expecting guests in the early evening so the morning was spent making ready for theirContinue reading “Sloe bicycling”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture is a second helping of vegetables from our daughter’s allotment.  She is obviously doing a good job there.  Mrs Tootlepedal is very envious of the beetroot. I didn’t have very much time to look at our veg today as it seemed to start to rain as soon as I went out intoContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

Not up to much

Today’s guest picture comes from visit my brother Andrew paid to Peterborough Cathedral last month. Whatever the opposite of the saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining,” is applied to us today.  After a very grey day yesterday, we woke to brilliant sunshine but unfortunately it was accompanied by a brisk and very chilly northContinue reading “Not up to much”

Hands across the sea

Today’s guest picture is the ZurichSee, taken this morning.  It was sent me from Zurich by Hilary, Dropscone’s niece, my Zurich correspondent. The weather in Langholm could hardly have been more different as it was an absolutely foul day, temperature in low single figures, intermittent heavy showers and a cruel and ruthless wind making lifeContinue reading “Hands across the sea”

Making the most of it

Today’s guest picture shows Scarborough Bay where my brother was enjoying enough sun to bask  (but not enough to swim). I had carefully studied the weather forecast for today and it suggested that if I rose early, ate my breakfast promptly and got out on the bike in good time, I would enjoy pleasant sunshineContinue reading “Making the most of it”