Got there at last

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. As well as rain and snow in recent days, he has seen an owl too. Our run of cool days continued but once again we didn’t get a frost, although the thermometer wasn’t far above zero. It was pretty still again in spite of low pressure andContinue reading “Got there at last”

Quiet morning, busy afternoon

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who is having a break with Marianne on the Isle of Skye. He couldn’t have chosen a better place or had a better day. We had what looked as though it was going to be a good day here, but it flattered to deceive and if thereContinue reading “Quiet morning, busy afternoon”

Making the most of my one expedition

Today’s guest picture comes from Matilda.  She is off school but obviously getting good art lessons at home. Here, we had another dry day with a lot of thin cloud again.  It did get slightly warmer in the afternoon and may well have got into double figures at last. We are limited in what weContinue reading “Making the most of my one expedition”

A tootle and a pedal, hooray

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Langholm exile Tom.  He was looking for something to send me from his archives and found this lofty view of Worcester in the Western Cape, taken from 6000 ft up. We had a calm day before the advertised arrival late tomorrow of storm Ciara, which theContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal, hooray”

It’s Christmas day

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  His terrier sums up precisely that  evening feeling on Christmas day. Many readers kindly wished that Mrs Tootlepedal and I should have a happy Christmas and their wishes must carry great force, because we did. For a start, the sun shone properly for the first time forContinue reading “It’s Christmas day”

Overcome by doubt

Today’s guest picture is another East Wemyss view from our son Tony.  They don’t don’t just do golden sunshine and handsome canines there, they do purple skies too. We were intending to catch one of the super duper 5 coach new trains from Lockerbie to Edinburgh today but having checked the early services and foundContinue reading “Overcome by doubt”

To the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He and his partner Marianne celebrated her birthday with a weekend in Argyll on the banks of Loch Awe, where they visited the multi layered Arvich falls. We had a cold and chilly morning here today.  It was not freezing but it was cold enough to persuadeContinue reading “To the woods”

A garden visit

Today’s guest picture shows one of our son Tony’s dogs enjoying the sunshine on the East Wemyss Riviera.  It’s lip-smackingly good there. Our spell of dry and sunny weather started its drift to normality today as the temperature dropped a degree or two and the sun became rather shy as the day went on, butContinue reading “A garden visit”

Gosh darn it

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s recent trip south and shows a public sculpture in Sheffield.  The sculpture is called ‘Double Helix’.   I like the sculpture but don’t know how it got its name as it looks more like a contorted screw eye than a double helix. Our slightly warmer weather continued today but soContinue reading “Gosh darn it”

Mist again

Today’s guest picture is another Christmas cracker from my son Tony in Edinburgh. We had been promised that temperatures would start to rise by today but it turned out that this happy state of affairs was delayed and the lawn was frosty again when we woke up. It took until about 7 o’clock in theContinue reading “Mist again”