Service with a smile

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He spotted a visitor on his garden fence. We had some long awaited rain overnight which was very welcome. Conveniently it stopped for long enough to let us have our regular garden coffee morning, though it must be said that a light drizzle had startedContinue reading “Service with a smile”

Rain later

Today’s guest picture is another from our neighbour Liz’s walk with Riley,  As well as the waterfall, she saw some very early primroses, sheltering beside the stream. We saw the return of grey and windy weather today which was a disappointment after our dry week, but at least the forecast rain didn’t arrive until afterContinue reading “Rain later”

Hiding

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  It is a horrible evening here so I was pleased to find his cheerful picture of life on the river at Chester last week. We were promised a visit from Storm Brendan later in the day so it was good to find a quiet, dry morning whenContinue reading “Hiding”

Testing, testing

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony.   Just to show that the sun doesn’t always shine in East Wemyss, he has sent me this lovely picture of one of his dogs on a walk in the dark. We had a chilly but not freezing day here, and as it didn’t rain, we lookedContinue reading “Testing, testing”

Making a bed (but not lying on it)

Today’s guest picture comes from Sue, who lives at the bottom of the town, and sees interesting things in her garden. Just because Sue sees more interesting things in her garden than we do in ours, she kindly invited me (and my camera) down to see what we could see this morning, so after breakfast,Continue reading “Making a bed (but not lying on it)”

Hallelujah

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who visited the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway which runs (rather smokey) heritage trains between Duffield and Wirksworth, in the Derbyshire Peak District.  By the way, Henry Ellison was built in 1947 so it may be heritage but it is still younger than me. Easter Sunday was another dayContinue reading “Hallelujah”

Blanket coverage

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s Namibian adventure.  She came across one of their famous two headed giraffes and sent me this shot.  It may have more legs than the usual giraffe too. Our sunny weather came to an end today and we had grey skies and rather chillier temperatures but it remained dryContinue reading “Blanket coverage”

Into the woods again

Today’s just picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal’s brother, Mike.  He planted some daffodils to brighten the road verge opposite his house and is pleased that his work has born fruit.  Being 300 miles south of Langholm, his daffodils are already out. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Carlisle after an early breakfast to help sort outContinue reading “Into the woods again”

Fruitless journey

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows the bridge over the Tay.  He visited Dundee with his daughter Susan earlier this month. We had another grey day here but marginally less grey than yesterday and as it was warmer, it was quite welcome. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal and I went up to the LaverockContinue reading “Fruitless journey”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture is from our son Tony and shows that the temperature was lower in Fife than it was here this morning. We had been promised a day of freezing fog so it was a pleasant surprise to find no fog and a temperature of two degrees above zero when we got up.   ItContinue reading “Uphill work”

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