Acting my age

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who visited the Union Canal at Ratho near Edinburgh at just the right moment. We woke to a sunny morning, although it was chilly again, and as the forecast was pretty positive, I decided that this was the day for a longer ride after a month ofContinue reading “Acting my age”

Up to speed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin who is on holiday in the west of our region. He enjoyed the sight of the Bladnoch Distillery, and the aromas too. This is the most southerly of Scotland’s many distilleries. We had the hedgehog camera out over night, and when Mrs Tootlepdal brought it in, weContinue reading “Up to speed”

Going out with Mrs Tootlepdal

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in sunny East Wemyss and features a sea bird and some seaweed….and some sea. Disappointingly, we had another sub zero night so that things are still developing very slowly in the garden in spite of sunny days. We had another very sunny day today and by midContinue reading “Going out with Mrs Tootlepdal”

Pastures new

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony’s friend Michael and his recent visit to the Solway coast. Michael was very pleased to come across the SNP flagship while he was there. The forecast had said that it wouldn’t be freezing here when we got up and they were right. It was still pretty cold though,Continue reading “Pastures new”

At least it didn’t snow

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who noticed an unusual spectator when she went to play tennis. After what we hope was the last of a series of sub zero nights, (25°F -4°C), we had a day that was still pretty cold in spite of talk of rising temperatures. It was just warmContinue reading “At least it didn’t snow”

A lot better than expected

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent garden visits in Somerset. This lovely pattern was captured at The Newt, which is a country estate and not an amphibian in this case. The forecast had been a bit apocalyptic with talk of blizzards and gales and Arctic blasts, but I am beginning to suspect thatContinue reading “A lot better than expected”

Up for the cup

Today’s guest picture shows a colourful bed in the secret garden in Regents Park. It was taken by my sister Mary, and brings a much needed note of colour into another grey day here. After a second wet and windy night, we had another windy day but not so wet. This was a relief, andContinue reading “Up for the cup”

Low

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He has been able to extend his walking range a bit, and came to this charming bridge today. We had a low sort of day here. It was grey and windy, neither Mrs T or I were feeling at our peak and the whole morning was theContinue reading “Low”

Taxing day

Today’s guest picture is another from America. Mary Jane from New York sent me this impressive array of dogs in the charge of professional dog walkers. They would have to pay me a lot to do that job. We had another cold, grey day here today with the temperature not getting above 5°C. It isContinue reading “Taxing day”

Up the wall again

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She took this impressionistic study of moss in snow and sunshine in her garden. We woke to another fine but chilly day here, very fine but very chilly. In spite of the sunshine, it didn’t get above freezing until ten o’clock and the average for the dayContinue reading “Up the wall again”