Another day, another plan collapses

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew’s wife’s Australian cousin Janet who found Andrew hard at work on his son’s mower making hay  while the sun shone. After yesterday’s outing to Beamish, I had a plan for today: in the morning I would put the pictures from Beamish on the blog, mow aContinue reading “Another day, another plan collapses”

Acting my age

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  When I looked back at his pictures from Kirkcaldy’s Highland Games on the beach, I saw that as well as cyclists and runners, they had these curious characters too. It was the day of the wires in our garden and luckily, the wire hangers had a fineContinue reading “Acting my age”

A drop of the soft stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  It shows the Houses of Parliament which is nominally the seat of our government.  Sadly, we are currently not being governed at all. In a shocking challenge to the established order, it rained today… …but as it only rained for about five minutes and not very hardContinue reading “A drop of the soft stuff”

Rained off

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She got down to sea level in Madeira and brilliantly caught this Atlantic spotted dolphin in mid leap. Our spell of great weather is coming to an end but we are being let down gently before rain and gales blow in tomorrow night and we had a calm, warmContinue reading “Rained off”

Inspired

Keith, a correspondent from Edmonton, Canada says,”Many of the buildings here in Edmonton feature limestone that is just chock-full of fossils and hunting them is a good way to pass time when one is taking shelter from a thunderstorm.”  I think that there must have been a storm because he sent me this as today’sContinue reading “Inspired”

A kindly wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was impressed by this polite message on an Edinburgh tram…especially as the delay was only for three minutes. The jet stream is currently rushing down one side of the British Isles and up the other, trapping some quite chilly air over the top of us andContinue reading “A kindly wind”

The last day of summer

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin who met these sea creatures while on a walking holiday in the west. According to the forecast, the weather for the rest of the week and beyond is going to be cold, wet and windy so we tried to make good use of a very pleasant dayContinue reading “The last day of summer”

In a jam

Our daughter sent me today’s guest picture just to show that there are good looking bees in London too. The wind moved round to the east today and brought a little touch of coolness with it so although the day was agreeably sunny again, it was much more pleasant to be out and about. AllContinue reading “In a jam”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture is a second helping of vegetables from our daughter’s allotment.  She is obviously doing a good job there.  Mrs Tootlepedal is very envious of the beetroot. I didn’t have very much time to look at our veg today as it seemed to start to rain as soon as I went out intoContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

Catching up

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike Tinker’s visit to Caerlaverock Castle yesterday. Today was a splendid day for catching up on the great number of pictures that I took yesterday because it wasn’t a day that was good for anything active at all. It was a perfect example of a ‘Scotch Mist’, that gentleContinue reading “Catching up”