Good shots

Today’s guest picture comes from Andy Little, one of our camera club members.  He very kindly sent me this picture of an unusual bird which he saw when visiting New Lanark. I had a steadily busy but not frantic day today.  Encouraged by Mrs Tootlepedal, I got up reasonably early and went out for aContinue reading “Good shots”

Another quiet day

Today’s guest picture is another from our older son Tony’s morning dog walking.   You don’t see sights like this in Langholm.  I shall expect porpoises next. We woke to another rather chilly and damp morning and things hadn’t got any drier or brighter by lunch time when I took this picture while doing some deadContinue reading “Another quiet day”

Great and small

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s trip to Arran where he visited the Machrie Moor Stone Circles. Just to put it on the record, we had a day without rain today. We were pathetically grateful. I started the day off with a cycle ride.  This would have been quite a bit longer ifContinue reading “Great and small”

Rain didn’t stop play

Today’s guest picture from my South African correspondent, Tom, shows a jackal.  Not something we see round here at all! My day was conditioned by an awful warning of heavy rain;  one of those warnings that comes with a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in the centre.  We were to expect rain soContinue reading “Rain didn’t stop play”

Back on the bike

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who was visiting the Derby Silk Mill when he found that it was an absolutely windless day. It was a pretty good day here today too and after I had made a lamb stew for the slow cooker, I went out to see the poppies. Not aContinue reading “Back on the bike”

Doing something

Today’s guest picture, from Mrs Tootlepedal’s tablet, shows Matilda wondering when her father will stop paying attention to his phone and start paying attention to her. We woke to another wet and horrible day and I was happy to welcome Dropscone, who was back from a trip to Aberdeen, for a cup of coffee.  TheContinue reading “Doing something”

The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)

Today’s guest picture is another of my sister Mary’s studies of the lakes and ponds of London’s parks.  This one is the small lake in Parliament Hill Fields We woke to the coldest morning of the autumn so far at a meagre 4 degrees C and to find the town well covered in mist.  ItContinue reading “The birds and the bees (and the butterflies)”

Showing up

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is hanging around in Brazil focussing on jaguars.  She made a very good job of focussing her camera on this one. We were focussed on the Eskdale Agricultural Show, commonly known as the Cattle Show, for most of the day today.  I started off byContinue reading “Showing up”

A satisfactory day

Today’s guest picture is another from my friend Sue’s cycle tour in the Hebrides.  It is not a sign that you see often. A busy day started with a before breakfast drive up to Bentpath with Sandy to put our photo entries in to the Westerkirk Horticultural Society’s annual show.  It didn’t take long forContinue reading “A satisfactory day”

Making the best of it

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has just visited Melbourne on his way to New Zealand.  He met Gog and Magog, two striking fellows, there. The casting of a magic incantation using my physiotherapist’s name had proved to be singularly ineffective so I decided to stop sitting around moaning and start toContinue reading “Making the best of it”