Down and out

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It just goes to show that if sometimes the sun doesn’t shine round East Wemyss, it comes back quickly. The temperature was well down this morning here, but I still got out for a walk in the afternoon so I wasn’t complaining (too much) It was -6°CContinue reading “Down and out”

Cowed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was walking with Mike Tinker when they came across this fine example of hair ice this morning. Gavin’s hair ice shows that it had been a sub zero morning, but it also shows that the sun was out, both conditions needed for hair ice formation. IContinue reading “Cowed”

Enjoying the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who acquired it from a blogging friend. It shows a notice at an RSPB site which conveys a feeling that I am sure we all recognise from time to time. Mrs Tootlepedal and I definitely went the right way this morning. The temperature was just above freezing,Continue reading “Enjoying the sunshine”

Finding the gaps

Today’s guest picture comes from another garden visit by my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found nature in an artistic mood when it came to carving a tree stump and embellishing it with ancient lichens. We had a chilly and windy day here with occasional showers. I didn’t go for a bike ride after breakfast todayContinue reading “Finding the gaps”

Roman in the gloaming

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s Moroccan trip.  You might find it hard to believe that this delightfully shady restaurant garden is in Morocco but it is. The first picture in today’s post is a bit of a cheat as it was taken yesterday when I went to bed.  Looking out of the window,Continue reading “Roman in the gloaming”

Into the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  She felt that as I had been a bit lacking of flying birds recently, she should help me out.  She visited RSPB West Sedgmoor on Saturday and saw a great many teal. My first picture of the day was taken very early in the morning indeed. Continue reading “Into the woods”

I’ll follow the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from a recent visit to Liverpool by my brother Andrew.  He found it in a colourful mood. After some very grey days, we had a much more colourful day here today.  The sun shone and the wind dropped and it looked liked a good day to go outside. As usual, IContinue reading “I’ll follow the sun”

There was a ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from Sharon’s trip to Orkney.  Her shot shows the famous Skara Brae site. It is a brief post with few photographs today as the morning was perfectly miserable with nothing but a few soggy dahlias to look at from the shelter of the front door… …and buckets of that thin but penetratingContinue reading “There was a ray of sunshine”

Clubbing together

Today’s guest picture is another from Tony’s seaside views.  This one was taken on his phone. Today’s post may be a little more incoherent than usual because I had a restless night.  The forecast had been for cloudy skies so I went to bed without making any preparations to view the much talked about supermoon. Continue reading “Clubbing together”

Help from afar

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who found this slightly unlikely windmill.  It is not producing flour but dispensing curried sausages in the market square in Nottingham.  Well I never, what next? We had a chilly day here but it was dry which was a relief after some overnight rain.  My leg rehabilitation isContinue reading “Help from afar”