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”

Going quietly crackers

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this peaceful scene on his way into Derby city centre recently. We had another chilly, occasionally windy and mostly sun free day today here. It didn’t inspire me with any wish to dash outside and take exercise, so I stayed in and watched the birdsContinue reading “Going quietly crackers”

Return to sender

I am short of current guest pictures so I have gone back to the files again to find a snowy dog in East Wemyss, or perhaps, a dog in snowy East Wemyss. We had another sunny and dry day here today, although it never got very warm in spite of the sun, with the temperatureContinue reading “Return to sender”

Progress

In the absence of any more up to date guest pictures, I have gone back to sunny days a fortnight ago. The picture shows the never ending delight of the Wemyss coast as seen by our son Tony. We had another cold night with the temperature at our local weather station recorded as a meagreContinue reading “Progress”

A late reprieve

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Regents Park on a day when, judging by the deckchairs, the wind didn’t know which way it was blowing. Here, the rain gauge said it all. It has been raining a lot lately and it rained all night and most of the day today. WeContinue reading “A late reprieve”

A drop of rain

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy. His blue tit family have fledged and left the nest box. This was the last one to go. Today saw the beginning of a change in our weather. If the forecasts are to be believed, we are going to lose about 10°C in temperature over the next day orContinue reading “A drop of rain”