A little bit over the top

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the (very) old school at Beardsall on one of his recent walks in the sunshine. Our run of lovely summer days here continued today, but once again it was marginally hotter than was totally comfortable in the direct sun, so we took things quietly asContinue reading “A little bit over the top”

Getting ready

Today’s guest pictures come from our sons Alistair and Tony. Alistair got close to a caterpillar and Tony kept well away from a swarm of bees near a house where he was working. Our weather seems to be coming in blocks just now, and after our recent spell of sunny weather, we continued in ourContinue reading “Getting ready”

Gardener’s boy

Today’s guest picture shows the handsome church of St Michael with All Angels at Stanton-by-Dale, Derbyshire. My brother Andrew walked past it on his walk yesterday. Summer here was interrupted by some overnight rain, and the day dawned cloudy. However, normal service was soon renewed, and we had another fine day, especially in the afternoon.Continue reading “Gardener’s boy”

First fruits (or rather, vegetables)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It goes to show that East Wemyss can look good even if the sun has gone in for a moment or two. And that he has a good eye for a composition, in my view. Summer continued in Langholm today. It was a degree or two coolerContinue reading “First fruits (or rather, vegetables)”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture is another from Paul’s Lake District stay. He found an interesting addition to a tree and an explanation. We had another mostly grey, occasionally sunny, and always windy day here, although it seemed a little bit warmer when we got up. All the same, we had coffee (and treacle scones) indoors whenContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

Finally a tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from Tony in East Wemyss. It shows what estate agents call a “doer upper”. We had another beautiful day here, with dawn to dusk sunshine and a cooling breeze to keep things tolerable. My joints were a bit creaky, so I was in no mood to rush about and took myContinue reading “Finally a tootle but no pedal”

Afternoon tea in the garden

The guest picture of the day comes from our son Tony. It proves that there are many shades of green in East Wemyss as well as in Langholm. Today’s post starts with an anomaly, a picture taken yesterday. As it was taken at a quarter to midnight, I hope that that explains why it didn’tContinue reading “Afternoon tea in the garden”

Deja vu

Today’s guest picture comes from Elaine, the sister in law of our neighbour Liz. She is over on the east coast enjoying some fine weather at Beadnell Bay in Northumberland. We had some fine weather here too today, but sadly it didn’t even last until coffee time. It clouded over abruptly, and we sat inContinue reading “Deja vu”

Up to speed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin who is on holiday in the west of our region. He enjoyed the sight of the Bladnoch Distillery, and the aromas too. This is the most southerly of Scotland’s many distilleries. We had the hedgehog camera out over night, and when Mrs Tootlepdal brought it in, weContinue reading “Up to speed”

Delayed gratification

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. Injury is keeping him off his bike at the moment, but he still managed to get out and enjoy this nice waterfall at Ynysarwed. We had another warm night here, followed by another warm day, and this time there was no rain to spoil the morning.Continue reading “Delayed gratification”