The night before

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s walk on the hottest day of the year. She captured a cool reflection to contrast with the hot weather. We had a day of occasional light rain here, enough to be annoying without being useful. Dropscone came round for coffee, and we tested the new gooseberry jellyContinue reading “The night before”

Twenty seconds of sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from our friend Gavin’s tour of the outer isles. It shows a lapwing and a chick. It was Friday 13th today so we were braced for bad luck. In the end, it was only the weather that gave us a bad time. It was gloomy, windy and occasionally wet. IContinue reading “Twenty seconds of sunshine”

Seeing the light

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend and ex Archive Group member, Ken, who now lives in the north east of England. It shows the old stone Bridge at Jesmond Dene. We had a chilly but dry and sunny morning. This was welcome as it had been quite rainy during the night. There was noContinue reading “Seeing the light”

Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He finds a lot of well made and convenient wooden bridges on his walks. After a clear night, we woke to a dry but chilly morning, with a light cloud covering keeping the temperature just above freezing. The conditions encouraged some birds to visit the feeder afterContinue reading “Paying attention”

Mrs Tootlepedal walks the walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile in Canada, Joyce. She was greeted by this scene on New Year’s Eve. There will be shovelling. The new year here came in with clouds but no rain and no frost, so all was well set for the ‘Whisky Run’, a long standing Ne’erday event in Langholm, organisedContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal walks the walk”

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 little ray of sunshine

Today’s picture from our London Trip shows the sign for a long forgotten shop on Brixton Road.  By coincidence, the American senator, Bernie Sanders, a diamond geezer if ever there was one,  spoke in front of a crowd of 5000 people at a Brixton venue nearby only last month. I have been doing a bitContinue reading “A little ray of sunshine”

Striding out for the New Year

Today’s guest picture shows an ominous haze behind the financial district on a sunny day on the Thames in London.   Perhaps it is an ill omen for 2017.  My sister Mary took the picture. A bright but chilly day ushered in the new year here and encouraged by the good weather, I took upContinue reading “Striding out for the New Year”

Another quiet day

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows Mr Grumpy’s London cousin posing on the Serpentine. Our spell of dry weather continued today, although it was rather gloomy in the morning.  The main feature of the weather, apart from the lack of rain, has been the prevalence of light winds and this has beenContinue reading “Another quiet day”

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”