Flaming June

Today’s picture is the moon when I went to bed last night. In spite of the very clear night, it wasn’t too cold when we woke up and our visiting cyclist was able to look forward to a kinder day in the saddle than yesterday.  It was even nice enough for me to get outContinue reading “Flaming June”

Sunshine and shadows

Today’s picture shows a very smart tram in Zagreb.  It was sent to me by my sister Susan who was there recently. We have hit a spell of much better weather and even though there was still a north easterly wind, it was wonderfully sunny and much warmer than it has been.  We had B&BContinue reading “Sunshine and shadows”

An unexpected meeting

Today’s picture shows John and Andy, our end-to-end guests leaving this morning.  It was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal. The reason that Mrs Tootlepedal took the photo and not me is that I was still lying asleep in bed by the time that they left and Mrs Tootlepedal hadn’t the heart to wake me.  When IContinue reading “An unexpected meeting”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s picture comes from Bruce, who noticed the heron on the Kirk bridge as he passed. Once again the day defied a gloomy forecast and was not at all bad, with some fine sunny periods and not much rain.  There had been a short period of thunderous rain in the night which had woken upContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”

The north wind doth blow

Today’s picture of unusual multi-story car parking is another from Dropscone’s  sister who is visiting in Switzerland. It was a wonderfully bright and sunny morning and I got up fully dressed and ready to go for a pedal and this enthusiasm lasted until I poked my nose out of the door and had it bittenContinue reading “The north wind doth blow”


Today’s picture shows a blue tit on the fat ball fortress.  I took it at lunch time and no better bird shot presented itself the whole day in spite of (because of?) my shiny new feeder. Dropscone has taken the bike he has been riding lately to the bike shop for a service as heContinue reading “Spiked”

Birds of a feather

Today’s picture is another sunrise, captured today by Dropscone on his way to supervise a golf event at Coldstream. It was a lovely day today, more like summer than autumn.  I didn’t go cycling which was a bit of a waste of the day but I was playing golf and there wasn’t enough time toContinue reading “Birds of a feather”

Tip top tap

Today’s picture shows the new grass, now fully incorporated into the middle lawn. The picture was taken yesterday when the sun was out. In contrast to the weather in the picture from yesterday, today started out wet and miserable.  Dropscone didn’t want to have to listen to me complaining about getting soaked so we gaveContinue reading “Tip top tap”

The world turned upside down

Today’s picture gives a snapshot of the day. Dropscone rang to see what I thought about the morning run.  There was a touch of blue sky and I was positive.  By the time he arrived, it was chucking it down and blowing hard to boot.  I was negative.  He had bought scones and I hadContinue reading “The world turned upside down”