In the doghouse

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found a fine robin’s pin cushion on a wild rose when she was out walking today. It is a gall caused by the larvae of a tiny gall wasp, Dipoloepis rosae. We had another grey cool day today, but it was pleasant enough for a walkContinue reading “In the doghouse”

Suspense

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who, after his otter yesterday, met an European eagle owl today. It is very exciting living in East Wemyss. We had a calm and cloudy day here today, but we didn’t get wet when we cycled to church this week. We had an extremely select choir ofContinue reading “Suspense”

Carried away

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found some peaceful water on a walk. This is Locko Park. We had a dull start to the day here, with the clouds slow to clear. As a result it was quite a bit cooler than yesterday, and I thought it prudent to put a jerseyContinue reading “Carried away”

On the up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who found a quiet moment in a visit to a cafe to reflect on things. Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . We had another lovely day here today, though at times when the sun was fully out, it was almost too hot, a good complaintContinue reading “On the up”

Berry picking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He got his neighbour, who has a better camera than him, to take this picture of three barn owls chicks getting ready to take their first flight. I am grateful to them both. We had another grey morning here, but it stayed dry and the weatherContinue reading “Berry picking”

Upping my game

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. On his walk today, he found a tree with some very determined roots. It was slightly warmer here in the morning and a lot drier today than yesterday. As Mrs Tootlepedal had a big task on hand in writing up the minutes of aContinue reading “Upping my game”

A day of two halves

Today’s cheerful guest picture, taken by a co-operative member of staff, shows my three sisters, Mary, Susan and Caroline, meeting in a cafe in Chichester last week. We woke up to a disappointingly wet and chilly morning here today. As a result we drove the short distance to church, but on the bright side, theContinue reading “A day of two halves”

Staying in

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. His walking group followed a path through the middle of a field today. It looks odd but it must be an old right of way. They are not trampling crops. We found ourselves a little tired here today after the departure of Matilda and her parents yesterday.Continue reading “Staying in”

Drying out again

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lake Michigan correspondent Laura. The haze from the fires in the west of the USA is providing interesting shades at sunset over the lake. We had another cool day here, but as it was dry all day, we did not complain. Occasionally the sun shone, and Matilda and IContinue reading “Drying out again”

Back to the rain again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He visited the Linlithgow canal basin with a group of walking friends today. In a moment of madness yesterday evening, I said that I would sleep in the tent overnight, and being too ashamed to back out, I did just that. Rather against my expectations, I hadContinue reading “Back to the rain again”