Fame at last.

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. It shows a curious old gentleman who went with him on a walk yesterday. We were up and away promptly after breakfast when we cycled up to join the volunteers at the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve tree nursery. The last few trays of seedlings needed toContinue reading “Fame at last.”

An upbeat ending

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. Although London is suffering from a severe lack of rain, she found this delightfully watery scene in an otherwise dried up Hyde Park yesterday. Our run of coolish weather continued here today, but it was dry and occasionally sunny. I rather frittered away the morning, though IContinue reading “An upbeat ending”

Definitely summer

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows sea bathing at East Wemyss yesterday. We had a lovely summer day here from dawn to dusk. As a result we spent a lot of time in the garden, including having our coffee with Margaret while we were seated in the shade of the walnutContinue reading “Definitely summer”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Libbie, who is visiting Perthshire. Knowing that I like trees, she sent me this picture of the Fortingall Yew, known for being one of the oldest trees in Britain, with modern estimates of its age being between 2,000 and 3,000 years. We had a day of variable weatherContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

A diversion

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s recent Highland holiday and a reminder of the good weather he and Marianne enjoyed while they were there. We could have done with a bit of that good weather here today, but instead we got another day of rain showers. I filled the feeder and hadContinue reading “A diversion”

Stretching legs and fingers

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s Highland holiday. He has had some fine weather up there. I had quite a full day here today, though I allowed myself a gentle start. It was warm and cloudy when Dropscone came round for coffee (and scones) and Mrs Tootlepedal went off to have herContinue reading “Stretching legs and fingers”

Leg test

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He is on holiday in the north of Scotland and came across this interesting object on the beach. We had a perfect summer day here today, genuinely warm but not too hot, and with a gentle cooling breeze. We were expecting a visit for coffee from anContinue reading “Leg test”

Phew

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She popped down to the canal for a walk this morning and got home before the temperature in London hit 33°C (91°F) later in the day. I did some watering in Annie’s garden this morning and took a picture of a rose. It was hot in theContinue reading “Phew”

Fresh fields

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited the British Museum today in the company of my Somerset correspondent, her old friend Venetia. We woke to a bright and breezy day today, very bright and exceedingly breezy. After breakfast, I went out to check on some camassia that Mrs Tootlepedal had told meContinue reading “Fresh fields”

An excellent tootle

Today’s guest picture is a reminder of the sort of sunrise that you can see in East Wemyss if you are up and about at 5 A.M. Our son Tony was. Owing to a busy afternoon and evening, I am starting this post very late in the day, so the text may be a bitContinue reading “An excellent tootle”