A mystery knee

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to The Newt by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She found a fine display of Curcurbitae (gourds to you and me) dangling from a pergola. We had another cool, dry day here, with quite a bit of sunshine until it started to rain in the early evening. It wasn’tContinue reading “A mystery knee”

No time for a walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She is currently in Devon and was very struck by just how low the water was when she visited Wimbleball Lake, a reservoir on Exmoor. We have had a dry summer here but nothing like as dry as that. It was dry again here today, though thereContinue reading “No time for a walk”

Small things

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul who has been visiting the Lake District again. He took this lovely shot of St Cuthbert’s Church at Kentmere. The red sky last night didn’t bring us a sunny day, but it was much brighter and more cheerful than yesterday, and this was very welcome. IContinue reading “Small things”

Flat out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows a dawn dog on the eternally sunny East Wemyss shore. It was three hours later before I got up after a good night’s sleep. I had to go to the health centre for a routine visit after breakfast, and I said to Mrs Tootlepedal asContinue reading “Flat out”

Two social cycles

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. They do things on a large scale in Canada, and her picture shows guests at a fly-in pancake breakfast that her husband organized at his flying club. They fed 260 people. She tells me that the alarming sky wasn’t as bad as it looks, andContinue reading “Two social cycles”

An early morning surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who has obviously arrived at Brixham in Devon, where he is visiting his oldest son. I was talking on the telephone to Mrs Tootlepedal last night when I idly remarked that I was intending to leap up at the crack of dawn and go for a cycle ride beforeContinue reading “An early morning surprise”

All my own work

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He and my two oldest sisters are on an East Anglian jaunt, and were in Constable country today. We had a quiet and dry day today, which got pretty sunny and warm by the afternoon (70°F, 21°C). It took some time to warm up though, and itContinue reading “All my own work”

An excellent tootle

Today’s guest picture is a reminder of the sort of sunrise that you can see in East Wemyss if you are up and about at 5 A.M. Our son Tony was. Owing to a busy afternoon and evening, I am starting this post very late in the day, so the text may be a bitContinue reading “An excellent tootle”

Socialising and cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took this picture of the River Itchen in Winchester, where she is on a short visit with my two other sisters. We had a grey but dry day here today. Being slightly chilly and not very windy, it was not a good drying day and theContinue reading “Socialising and cycling”

Scones with strawberry jam

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows that you can see interesting visitors when you look out from the shore at East Wemyss. The nights have warmed up and there was no danger of frost, for which we were grateful, but there was no sign of any sun when we woke up,Continue reading “Scones with strawberry jam”