Flying off the handle

Today’s guest picture is another fine bridge from my brother Andrew. He tells me that this is an 18th Century road bridge in Nottingham. It was decidedly autumnal here today, with a chill in the air when we got up. Both Sandy and Margaret remarked on the need for warm clothing when they arrived atContinue reading “Flying off the handle”

Better late than never

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He has added to the collection of Scottish islands that he has visited by going to the Isle of Coll of our west coast. We had another dry and fine day here with quite a bit of sunshine. The active part of it started with first aContinue reading “Better late than never”

A really interesting outing

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew and his outing to Scarborough with my two older sisters. They had excellent weather today. We had a lovely day here too which was lucky as Kat, the volunteer leader for the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve, had organised an outing for us. We were going toContinue reading “A really interesting outing”

The treacle mine is working again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He was in Eyemouth on the east coast to attend a BGA golf competition recently, and he found time to visit the harbour. Dropscone also found time today to make some treacle scones to bring round with him when he came for coffee this morning. His daughter has hadContinue reading “The treacle mine is working again”

Plum pecker

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She visited a Roman villa with my sister Mary recently. Or, to be more correct, they visited a very detailed reconstruction of a Roma villa in the grounds of The Newt in Somerset. We had a warm and mostly cloudy day here, but it stayed dry.Continue reading “Plum pecker”

Push back

Today’s guest picture is a lovely view over the lake at Melbourne in Derbyshire taken by my brother Andrew. He tells us that he was visiting the big house there as the owner is currently on holiday in Scotland and has allowed the hoi polloi to have a nose round while he is away. WeContinue reading “Push back”

Growing

Today’s guest picture is another fine dawn dog shot from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony gets up very early every working day. If I had got up early, I would have found a misty morning here, but the mist had cleared and it was another sunny day by the time that I emerged. MrsContinue reading “Growing”

Helpless

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. She approves of the council’s wild flower policy. We had a warmer and calmer day here, which was very welcome. I had a quiet start to the day and didn’t get out into the garden until just before coffee when I picked some raspberries. TheContinue reading “Helpless”

Back in the groove again

Today’s guest picture(s) come from Dropscone’s holiday in Devon. He took a trip on the Babbacombe cliff railway. We had a very familiar sort of day here now that we are back home. We rose rather late to let us recover from the journey yesterday, and then we had coffee with our neighbour Margaret. ItContinue reading “Back in the groove again”

Testing the battery

Today guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He is on the west coast of Scotland at the moment and finds that the sun shines there too. The sun shone here all day. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal went up to help staff a stall which the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve was running at theContinue reading “Testing the battery”