On a roll

Today’s guest picture cones from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He thought that this goose in his local park was looking rather noble. We woke up to a warm and pleasant day after some heavy rain showers overnight. I didn’t rush about after breakfast, and was happy to wait to show any noticeable signs ofContinue reading “On a roll”

Push and pull

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s niece Hilary. She rode the 130km route in the ‘Dirty Reiver’, a gravel bike event at Kielder. I take my hat off to her. We woke to another dry, fairly calm, rather chilly, and occasionally sunny day here. When the sun was out, it felt warm, but when theContinue reading “Push and pull”

Finding my way

Today’s guest picture was kindly sent to me by Laurie Graves, author and blogger, and proud resident of the state of Maine. It shows Mr Cardinal, a red beauty who comes to her yard. She tells me that he is very territorial and does not allow any other males to come into the yard. OnContinue reading “Finding my way”

A long cut and a short cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She walked along this avenue of blossom in Regents Park on her way to play tennis on Saturday. It was nearly 8°C by breakfast time here today, but our joy was not unconfined as it was also grey and windy with the occasional hint of rain. MrsContinue reading “A long cut and a short cut”

Turning over an old leaf

Today’s guest picture comes from our younger son Alistair. He only has a small garden but it was full of blossom last week. I would like to start today’s post with a picture of the amazing flowers which our son Tony sent to Mrs Tootlepedal to celebrate Mothering Sunday. They are real flowers, though MrsContinue reading “Turning over an old leaf”

A pedal but no tootle

Today’s guest picture shows the sunny shore at East Wemyss this afternoon, with another example of the sort of weather that our older son Tony has to put up with all the time. We had a sunny day in Langholm too, but as it came with sub zero temperatures at breakfast time, we had toContinue reading “A pedal but no tootle”

Cheese but no biscuits

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He came across this classic situation on his way to have a walk in the country a day or two ago. It was good enough to make an appearance on the BBC Scotland website. We had another chilly morning after another frosty night, so I was inContinue reading “Cheese but no biscuits”

A reason to be grumpy

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, who spotted an audacious attempt by a ship to make off with the Bass Rock, an internationally important nesting site for gannets. Luckily it was seen in time and they made them put the rock back. We had another sunny morning here today, but it was evenContinue reading “A reason to be grumpy”

On the up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited the Secret Garden in Regents Park on one of her recent walks. She was the only one there. After a rather cheerless day yesterday, things got better today. The forecast of sunshine and showers provided us with a good deal more sunshine than showers forContinue reading “On the up”

Slow progress

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He gets up early, and was out in time to enjoy this fine sunrise at East Wemyss this morning. I wasn’t up early, and even if I had been, there wouldn’t have been a fine sunrise to enjoy here as we had another grey and chilly day.Continue reading “Slow progress”