A good excuse for a walk

Today’s guest picture is a squirrel spotted on a windowsill four floors up by our son Tony in the course of his work today. Our spell of unsettled weather continued today, but although it was rather grey and gloomy, it was not cold and the rain held off as we cycled down to a meetingContinue reading “A good excuse for a walk”

Going wild

Today’s guest picture comes from Mark’s marathon walk over the twelve hills round the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve last Sunday. It shows the party at 5am in Langholm at the start; on top of Tinnis Hill (the first hill) at 8.30am; on the high point of the walk at Roan Fell cairn (the fourth hillContinue reading “Going wild”

A diversion

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s recent Highland holiday and a reminder of the good weather he and Marianne enjoyed while they were there. We could have done with a bit of that good weather here today, but instead we got another day of rain showers. I filled the feeder and hadContinue reading “A diversion”

Thin singing

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent, Keiron. He parked his bike on a smart new bridge over the River Neath at Cwmgwrach. We had a dry but grey morning, and as Mrs Tootlepedal is not throwing her persistent cold off, we had a very quiet morning in. Outside though, the birds were goingContinue reading “Thin singing”

A hazy day

Today’s guest picture is for those worrying that the sun may have stopped shining in East Wemyss. Tony sent me this scene today to reassure you, and added himself in too. Rather surprisingly, we had a pretty good day here. It was a bit warmer than yesterday, and quite a lot windier, but the forecastContinue reading “A hazy day”

Keeping my head down

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon. He walked up to Langholm from Canonbie yesterday, and as he knows that I like a good gate and tree, he sent me this picture which he took on the way. It was above freezing again here, but it was still cold and windy when we gotContinue reading “Keeping my head down”

Rising above myself

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She saw light at the end of a tunnel and found that it was a canal. My cold improved slightly today, and I felt a good deal perkier. The weather did not respond and was chilly and misty . . . . . . and the viewContinue reading “Rising above myself”

Paying the price

Today’s picture comes from my Canonbie friend Simon. His work takes him across Europe, and he found the River Rhine under a cloud when he went out for his walk yesterday. It took me a moment to work out that he was above the cloud. Yesterday ended unusually late for us, or to put itContinue reading “Paying the price”

Talking to myself

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is in Cornwall. Today she visited the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, near Penzance. She found this nicely painted bench in front of a bridge. Knowing that I like both benches and bridges, she sent this picture to me. It was a rather autumnal and misty morningContinue reading “Talking to myself”

On the up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who found a quiet moment in a visit to a cafe to reflect on things. Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . We had another lovely day here today, though at times when the sun was fully out, it was almost too hot, a good complaintContinue reading “On the up”