A little bit over the top

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the (very) old school at Beardsall on one of his recent walks in the sunshine. Our run of lovely summer days here continued today, but once again it was marginally hotter than was totally comfortable in the direct sun, so we took things quietly asContinue reading “A little bit over the top”

Making sense

Today’s guest picture gets my seal of approval. It comes from Venetia’s Highland holiday when she went to visit the Moray Firth at Burghead. Summer continued in Langholm today. In fact it got hotter, reaching 27°C in mid afternoon. Under the circumstances, I thought that I ought to reverse my usual practice and do somethingContinue reading “Making sense”

Tunnel vision

Today’s guest picture comes from Tom, the Langholm exile in South Africa. He was up today for his morning walk while the moon was still high in the sky. We got up to find that very annoyingly it had been below zero again overnight. We are beginning to question whether it will ever get warmContinue reading “Tunnel vision”

The long awaited scone

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He had business in Banbury today which he combined with a walk along the canal there. We didn’t have a freezing night which was welcome but the morning felt quite chilly in an easterly wind with light cloud cover. I had time to sieve some more compostContinue reading “The long awaited scone”

Changeable weather

Today’s guest picture comes from Michael, a long time friend of our son Tony. Just to show that he can take seaside pictures too, he sent me this fine study of a bridge next to the sea near Rockliffe on the Solway coast where he was today. We had another very chilly night. Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Changeable weather”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and goes to prove that not only does East Wemyss have sea and sunshine, it has woodland walks too. After a chilly night, we had another very lovely spring day here, although it took a bit of time to warm up and it was cloudy in theContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

Another trip to Dumfries

I had to go a few weeks back into the files to find today’s guest picture. Our son Alistair sent us this shot of strange tracks in his Edinburgh garden in the February snow. What kind of a creature was this? The temperature dropped to 27.5°F (-2°C) overnight but there was no ice about whenContinue reading “Another trip to Dumfries”

Senior moment

Today’s guest picture comes from my New York correspondent Mary-Jane. She was in a snowy Central Park when she met these charming animals. There is some debate as to whether they are dogs or polar bears. All trace of snow and ice has gone here, and we had another reasonably warm day. Unfortunately, a briskContinue reading “Senior moment”

Modified sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She has been knitting mittens for our granddaughter Evie to wear in this cold spell. After some pretty gloomy days, we at last got some sunshine here today… …..but it was heavily modified by this sort of thing… …which turned up without notice out of a blue skyContinue reading “Modified sunshine”

Two surprises

Feeling the need for a bit of sunshine, I have gone back a couple of days for my guest picture of the day to this delightful sunset over the roofs of Kentish Town, London. It was supplied by my sister Mary. It turned out to be another grey and windy day here today but atContinue reading “Two surprises”