Up and about

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He suggested that this stretch of road north of Eskdalemuir was one that I might want to avoid when out cycling. I will take his advice. It was another grey and gloomy day here today, but it was brightened up by the fact that Mrs Tootlepedal was able toContinue reading “Up and about”

Washing cheese rolls

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Sharon. She took a walk up into the hills in the recent good weather and visited the Lady Florance Stone. As it is International Women’s Day today, she feels that this would be a good day to celebrate Lady Florance Cust’s daring ride straight down this steep braeContinue reading “Washing cheese rolls”

Sneaking a walk in

I got a generous response to my plea for guest pictures from two readers in the USA. This one comes from Mary Jane in New York, and shows that the New Yorkers are taking the pandemic seriously. This is the normally packed subway station at West Fourth Street. We had a cold and grey dayContinue reading “Sneaking a walk in”

Return to sender

I am short of current guest pictures so I have gone back to the files again to find a snowy dog in East Wemyss, or perhaps, a dog in snowy East Wemyss. We had another sunny and dry day here today, although it never got very warm in spite of the sun, with the temperatureContinue reading “Return to sender”

Head down

Today’s glorious guest picture comes from Tony in East Wemyss. It was taken just over a week ago and is a reminder of those sunny snowy days earlier this month which seem long past now. There was not the slightest hint of sunshine here today. It was raining when we got up and it looksContinue reading “Head down”

When you’re smiling

Today’s guest picture is another from Laura. It shows a Lake Michigan winter scene. Our spell of wet and windy weather continued today. Unfortunately, the driest bit of the day was in the morning and I spent it indoors, waiting to go for my dental appointment. I might have gone out for a short walkContinue reading “When you’re smiling”

Looping the loop

Today’s guest pictures come from Laura in Michigan. She tells me that these ice sculptures were carved during the recent St. Joseph Magical Ice Festival. Some stand about 8ft tall. (They also have a frozen fish tossing contest at the festival I believe.) We were far from icy here today and the weather seems toContinue reading “Looping the loop”

Out twice

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He met this example of South Africa’s national bird, a blue crane, while out on his bicycle. We finally got a warm day here after what seems like months of freezing or near freezing cold weather. It was only 43°F (6°C) at half pastContinue reading “Out twice”

Fairly dull

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He took it a day or two ago when sunny days and thick snow were on the go simultaneously in East Wemyss. Both the sunny days and the snow were noticeably absent here today… …but that didn’t mean that it was good weather in any way. ItContinue reading “Fairly dull”

Hanging about

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister, Elizabeth. She hangs out a good array of different feeders and was rewarded by a visit from long tailed tits. The forecast was quite correct. It was just as cold this morning as it has been for the past few days but there was no sun to brightenContinue reading “Hanging about”