A lot more rain and a welcome return

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our son Tony just to prove that as well as having almost perpetual sunshine, they get milk delivered in bottles in East Wemyss. We got more rain here, rain overnight and rain in the morning.  I walked round to the shop in the rain and then lookedContinue reading “A lot more rain and a welcome return”

Into the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  She felt that as I had been a bit lacking of flying birds recently, she should help me out.  She visited RSPB West Sedgmoor on Saturday and saw a great many teal. My first picture of the day was taken very early in the morning indeed. Continue reading “Into the woods”

Slow progress

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s visit to Amsterdam. It was another wet and windy morning here, so I was happy to continue in my peaceful resting mode while Mrs Tootlepedal went off to her monthly coffee morning with ex work colleagues. I wasn’t left on my own though as Dropscone arrived with someContinue reading “Slow progress”

Wear and tear

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s African trip.  She met a number of alarming animals as she went along. My day started with a visit to the doctor to inquire about the possibility of a miracle cure and consult about the blood test results following my mild anaemia.  The blood results could not haveContinue reading “Wear and tear”

Party time

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent walk along the canals of Birmingham. We kept our dry weather today but there was no sign of sunshine so the temperature was at a more natural level for the first of March. Following on the experience of the garden playing host to a partridge (thoughContinue reading “Party time”

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”

East is best

Today’s guest picture is another from Ada’s trip to Tenerife.  She saw lots of this attractive tree heather while she was there. It was another day when we couldn’t see much here as once again it was very grey and drizzly.  It has been reasonably warm though and there are flowers just waiting for aContinue reading “East is best”

Loud wind, quiet day

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her father, shows Matilda in pensive mood earlier this week.  As she was in Ireland at the time, maybe she was pondering the tricky Irish border question. After yesterday’s glorious sunshine, we were back to grey and windy weather today.  It was theoretically quite a warm day withContinue reading “Loud wind, quiet day”

Rotten timing

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday in Wales.  He took the opportunity to see one of the most famous engineering feats of Thomas Telford, a local Eskdale hero.  The picture shows the magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which carries the Langollen canal through the skies over the river Dee. We had a slightlyContinue reading “Rotten timing”

Surrounded

Today’s guest picture comes from Sharon, mother of Luke my flute playing friend.  She took this beautiful view of the Nith estuary from Glencaple near Dumfries. It was a two choir day as usual on a Sunday and I had a thoroughly enjoyable time.  In church we sang several hymns with satisfying bass lines andContinue reading “Surrounded”