Breathing in a little sand

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who recently visited Banwell Castle and sent me this picture of the gatehouse.  I am glad to see that they festoon potential photographic subjects with telephone wires down there as well as up here. The best weather of the day today was in the morning whenContinue reading “Breathing in a little sand”

Not according to plan

Today’s guest picture comes from my former colleague Ada.  She encountered this sturdy cobweb on a walk today. It was grey and slightly drizzly at breakfast time but that didn’t matter to me as I was due to send two hours in the Welcome to Langholm Office, potentially offering advice to locals and visitors alike.Continue reading “Not according to plan”

Wound down

Today’s guest picture was sent by Gavin, who was on holiday in the north when he took it.  It shows part of the Ring of Brodgar, a Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney. Our spell of dry and windy weather continued today andContinue reading “Wound down”

Not much going on

My brother recently mislaid his phone and took this picture on a walk along The Edge from Edale in Derbyshire to test out his new one.  It looks good to me. Our rather unnerving spell of beautiful weather continued today but I couldn’t make the best of it at all. After breakfast, I had toContinue reading “Not much going on”

Hardly a quiet moment

Today’s guest picture shows some colourful ducks and ducklings (or perhaps geese, I can’t tell) which my sister Mary met in Regents Park. It was a day of meteorological contrasts with spells of sunshine mixed with fierce showers with the whole day overlaid with a very brisk and chilly wind. I managed to find aContinue reading “Hardly a quiet moment”

Pot hunting

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter’s recent Hampshire holiday and shows a cliff which looks as though it has had a few batterings over the centuries. It was a dry and sunny day here but a brisk northerly wind ensured that that we remembered that it was winter. Mrs Tootlepedal is pursuing herContinue reading “Pot hunting”

A final feast

Today’s guest picture, sent by Bruce, shows his dog Guthrie in festive mood.  A dog after my own heart. After the brief glimpse of reasonable weather, we were back to rain and strong winds today and there was no opportunity for bird watching at all.  There was a moment of excitement when the two jigsawContinue reading “A final feast”

A shop and a cycle

Today’s guest picture is a giant head which my sister Mary encountered as part of an art fair in London. The forecast was very poor for the morning and Mrs Tootlepedal was out all day at an embroidery workshop so it it seemed like a good idea to take the opportunity to go shopping inContinue reading “A shop and a cycle”