Two reds on a grey day

Today’s guest picture is the fourth and last from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s visit to Hestercombe Grdens near Taunton last month. We had another damp, grey and windy day here, with several quite heavy showers to keep us on our toes. I managed to find a nearly dry moment to get round to the cornerContinue reading “Two reds on a grey day”

Turning over an old leaf

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He only has a small garden but it was full of blossom last week. I would like to start today’s post with a picture of the amazing flowers which our son Tony sent to Mrs Tootlepedal to celebrate Mothering Sunday. They are real flowers, though MrsContinue reading “Turning over an old leaf”

Three trouser day

Today’s guest picture is the last from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s visit to Hestercombe Gardens. Our spell of sunny but hazy weather continued, and it was a warm day from the start. I had time to do the crossword and admire a very fine dandelion in the garden . . . . . . beforeContinue reading “Three trouser day”

A smile and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It shows an elaborate bridge to get cyclists over a main road in Derby. My brother thinks that they have gone metaphorically as well as literally over the top. We didn’t have a frosty morning here today though it was near zero, but as a counterbalance, weContinue reading “A smile and a song”

Oiling the wheels

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was once again up early enough on his way to work to catch a fine sunrise complete with artistic lamppost. I wasn’t up early enough to see a sunrise but I was up early enough to find that the temperature was once again below zero atContinue reading “Oiling the wheels”

Like snaw aff a dyke

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. It shows her daughter Jane and their dog Riley on their walk this morning in some very unexpected snow near the Auld Stane Brig. Liz and Jane get up early for their walks but there was still some snow about on our lawns when I poked myContinue reading “Like snaw aff a dyke”

A final touch

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found some fine icicles on her morning walk today. They show how cold it was early on. As the temperature had dropped a couple of degrees below freezing in the early hours of the morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was happy that she had tried to protect theContinue reading “A final touch”

This way and that

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He wants us to know that the sun is still shining in East Wemyss. Our spell of chilly mornings and warm afternoons continued, and as the sun was out all day in a cloudless blue sky, it was no hardship to get dressed a little earlier thanContinue reading “This way and that”

Kind of blue, but not very

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She got as far as Parliament Fields on her walk today and came across this rather odd tree stump. One of the down sides of having too much time on my hands at the moment is that I tend to end up taking far too many photographsContinue reading “Kind of blue, but not very”

Not here

Today’s guest picture from our son Alistair, shows that Matilda needed a parasol to cope with the bright sunshine in Edinburgh today. We didn’t get any sunshine here at all.  What made things more annoying was incessant talk on the radio about not letting the good weather tempt us to go out and have funContinue reading “Not here”