Two sociable outings

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He took his daughter Matilda to Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh where she found a friend. I didn’t have time for any Archive Group work after breakfast today because I had arranged to meet my walking friend Mark to show him a route that he hadn’t taken before.Continue reading “Two sociable outings”

Playing and walking

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Irving Bell. He got this fine view of Talla reservoir while on a motor tour. He advises me that I if I want to get the view too while pedalling, an electric bike would be a good idea as it involves a steep hill. We had aContinue reading “Playing and walking”

Our visitors arrive

Today’s guest picture is a composite of flower pictures taken in our garden by our granddaughter Matilda. She has brought her parents to stay with us for a few days. She took a lot of pictures and these were her favourites. She has a steady hand and a good eye. We had a cool greyContinue reading “Our visitors arrive”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Libbie, who is visiting Perthshire. Knowing that I like trees, she sent me this picture of the Fortingall Yew, known for being one of the oldest trees in Britain, with modern estimates of its age being between 2,000 and 3,000 years. We had a day of variable weatherContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

A song, a stroll and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. She has been visiting my sister Mary, and took a picture to show what Mary does in Regents Park when she isn’t taking the photographs that often appear here as guest pictures. We had a generally sunny, but rather chilly day here, and we needed a coat as weContinue reading “A song, a stroll and a song”

A windy walk

Today’s guest picture come from my cello playing friend Mike. He found this poplar hawk moth in his shed today. We woke up to a chilly, wet and windy day. The rain gave up after a while, and I was able to cycle round to the corner shop for supplies before Margaret joined us forContinue reading “A windy walk”

Party time

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend and neighbour Gavin. He was on North Uist today and was impressed by the amount of work two crofters had put in to provide their only source of heat for the coming year. We had a generally sunny but very windy day here, with some gusts making usContinue reading “Party time”

Testing knees and eyes

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. For once, the sun does not feature. We saw neither sun nor moon here today, as it was another exceedingly grey day. It was above freezing though, and both Mrs Tootlepedal and I were able to cycle round the town on various errands withoutContinue reading “Testing knees and eyes”

Some business and a little stretch

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Tom. He came across this tense stand off between a cat and a hadeda. Tom tells me that he sided with the bird and chased the cat away. We had a rather grey and windy morning here after more overnight rain. When I went out intoContinue reading “Some business and a little stretch”

A grey green day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who found himself looking up at the first Forth road bridge. It looks rather insubstantial from below. We had a grey day here, with occasional drizzle, no sun and some strong winds. Our friend Venetia paid us a flying visit for a walk round the garden beforeContinue reading “A grey green day”