A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo, my Manitoba correspondent. She has crossed the Atlantic and is visiting London where she found this interestingly repaired door in Highgate Cemetery. We had another dry day here, with quite a bit of sunshine to take the chill off a cool morning. We started the day by cyclingContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

An improving day

As we had a very wet and grey morning here, I am pleased to have an East Wemyss dawn as the guest picture of the day by way of a contrast. Tony was up early again. It was so wet here in the morning that Dropscone came round in his car for coffee instead ofContinue reading “An improving day”

Fame at last.

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. It shows a curious old gentleman who went with him on a walk yesterday. We were up and away promptly after breakfast when we cycled up to join the volunteers at the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve tree nursery. The last few trays of seedlings needed toContinue reading “Fame at last.”

More rain, another walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He must have been flying into or out of Edinburgh Airport, as he points out that if you look carefully between the blades of the propeller, you can see the new Forth Road Bridge. We had another grey, but calm and reasonably warm day here today. TheContinue reading “More rain, another walk”

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”

A fairly dull day

Today’s picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He came across this very fine fungus last week. We had a marked change in the weather here today, with some very heavy but short showers interrupting a grey and damp day. Luckily, the early rain had stopped by the time that I walked up to theContinue reading “A fairly dull day”

Mark my footsteps

Today’s guest picture comes from my nephew Nick. It shows his dog Doughy having a good time on holiday in Cromer. I had a good time too today. The weather was perfect for a hill walk, not too hot, not too cold, occasionally sunny, and not very windy. All I needed was a good routeContinue reading “Mark my footsteps”

Scones, jam and cream

Today’s guest picture of these lovely roses comes from my brother Andrew. On a grey and occasionally rainy morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was hard at work soon after breakfast making scones. I rushed round to the shop and bought biscuits and a pot of double cream. The reason for this preparation? The imminent arrival of ourContinue reading “Scones, jam and cream”

Levelling up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She took this peaceful canal scene today just to show the rest of her family that she had been out and about. The forecast was right, and it was a bit cooler today than the past two days. However, it was only a bit cooler, and asContinue reading “Levelling up”

Finding my way

Today’s guest picture was kindly sent to me by Laurie Graves, author and blogger, and proud resident of the state of Maine. It shows Mr Cardinal, a red beauty who comes to her yard. She tells me that he is very territorial and does not allow any other males to come into the yard. OnContinue reading “Finding my way”