Pushing the envelope

Today’s guest picture is a puzzle.  Is it the south of France? Is is a tropical Isle? No, it is sunny Wemyss turning up trumps yet again for the lens of our son Tony. We had a touch of frost in the very early morning but by the time that I got up the skyContinue reading “Pushing the envelope”

Mrs Tootlepedal is happy

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother Andrew, but was taken by his son, my nephew Dan.  It shows the trail along the disused Nottingham Canal. We woke to another dry and sunny morning and I got up early enough to have a wander round the garden before coffee time. The daffodilsContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is happy”

A surprise

Today’s guest picture is another from the East Wemyss riviera where the sun always shines it seems.  Our son Tony sent us this shadowy portrait of one of his dogs. The run of cool, dry weather continued today and we needed a coat to keep us warm as we cycled to church after breakfast toContinue reading “A surprise”

Bedding in

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s expedition to Wales.  Having left Chester, he headed for Anglesey but found Snowdon in his way….so he walked up it. I wasn’t very happy with the colour that my pocket camera found in the lithodora’s blue flower or in the mystic Van Eijk pink tulips so I tookContinue reading “Bedding in”

Sing, pedal, sing

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who had been touring the border hills country when he stopped to take this picture of the waterfall known as The Grey Mare’s Tail. It was a theoretically warm day today with the thermometer registering 10 degrees but a very chilly northerly wind made it feel muchContinue reading “Sing, pedal, sing”

A pedal and a tootle and lawn care – a perfect day

Today’s guest picture  comes from my brother Andrew who is working his way back south after his visit to Langholm.  He took this picture of Morecambe Bay in the distance from the wonderfully named Hutton Roof.  By the time he got down to the seaside, the tide was out. Our spell of excellent weather continuedContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle and lawn care – a perfect day”

A little blue

Today’s guest picture shows the railway station from which my brother began his walk up Snowdon earlier this month.  The mountain is in the background. We had a traditional Sunday today.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing with the church choir and I prepared a beef stew for the slow cooker. She came back fromContinue reading “A little blue”

A pedal and a tootle and I was framed

Today’s guest picture shows Sandend harbour in Banff, on the north east coast of Scotland.  Gavin passed it on a walk today as he is on holiday up there. We had another dry day here today, although one or two spots of rain did fall in a half hearted way in the afternoon. After breakfastContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle and I was framed”

Naked cycling

Today’s guest picture is a taster from Sandy’s visit to the other side of the Atlantic.  He claims it is Las Vegas but I seem to have seen that statue somewhere before. Our spell of calm, dry weather continued today with the added benefit of temperatures remaining well above freezing. I had a gently fullContinue reading “Naked cycling”

Keeping out of the wind

Today’s guest picture is a very nice clematis in Manitoba sent to me from across the pond by Mary Jo.  She tells me that they are expecting snow.  It has not been a good spring here or there. We had another fine day today but with a strong and chilly wind still very much inContinue reading “Keeping out of the wind”