Seeing the light

Today’s guest picture comes from a new contributor, Paul.  Like myself, he is a cyclist and obviously a keen photographer.  He is not absolutely sure but he thinks that this delightful shot was taken at Blea Tarn in the Lake District. We had another cold and sunny day today, but it was even colder thanContinue reading “Seeing the light”

Arrivals

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She came across this artwork in an outdoor exhibition in a park.  It is called The Tudor Ball and it is by Lars Fisk.  Sometimes I wonder if I should have been an artist. It was even hotter today than yesterday and by the afternoon, the thermometerContinue reading “Arrivals”

A summer day (and night)

Today’s guest picture comes from the phone camera of our younger son, Al who took it while sitting on the new bench in our garden this afternoon. It is a very smart device which not only takes the pictures that he wants but often takes one or two just before and/or just after he hasContinue reading “A summer day (and night)”

Very shy

In the total absence of a guest photograph today, I have had to resort to one of my own to head up the post.  It shows Langholm Parish Church en fête this afternoon. Since it was the day of the parish church fête, it is the customary practice of wise old heads to look outContinue reading “Very shy”

A day of different shades

The ‘London Trip’ picture for today is a glimpse of the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic park.  It is now chiefly a football ground and was a disappointment to me as I expected something more imposing. I have not much to say about the morning as it was a sad time.  My older son TonyContinue reading “A day of different shades”

Hanging up and riding out

Today’s guest picture comes from the sister of the Canadian lady, Lucie, who sent me a fine picture of a bison. Jennifer, the sister, lives in the Highlands of Scotland and sent me this picture of a view from Feabuie woods near Culloden Battlefield, across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle. We could haveContinue reading “Hanging up and riding out”

It didn’t rain today

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia and shows a green woodpecker visiting a hornbeam in her garden.  DShe says that it made a tremendous amount of noise. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the day visiting Matilda in Edinburgh while I made the most of a second sunny day at home.  To make the dayContinue reading “It didn’t rain today”

Putting my foot down

Today’s guest picture shows Lincoln Cathedral, seen from the Castle walls.  It was taken by my sister Mary on a recent visit. We woke to heavy rain and strong winds but as Mrs Tootlepedal and my sister Susan went off to church and I spent the time inside sorting out the framing of my picturesContinue reading “Putting my foot down”

New balls

Today’s picture shows Dropscone with two club-mates, Stewart and George, representing the Langholm Golf Club in a charity fourball at Southerness today.  Presumably the fourth member is taking the picture. In the end, we have passed through the forecast rain and gales of the last few days without getting too much of either and theContinue reading “New balls”