Mysterious things

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbours Libbie and Irving. It shows their view of the rambler rose on the fence between us. Irving says he modestly takes the credit when visitors compliment him on his lovely rose. There was rain during the night and the soil in the garden seemed very wet when weContinue reading “Mysterious things”

Adding a little spike to our life

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset corespondent, Venetia. She visited the coast at Klive and saw this very ‘geological’ cliff. When Mrs Tootlepedal went into the utility room to wash her hands this morning, she found that the floor was rather messy. Her first and very natural instinct was to wonder what I hadContinue reading “Adding a little spike to our life”

A cutting edge

Today’s guest picture(s) comes from our friend Gavin and shows the differing skills of his son Fraser and daughter-in-law Leslie who live in America. Fraser very neatly laid bricks on the ground while Leslie prefers life on the tiles. The month ended with a day that was neither good nor bad, neither hot not cold,Continue reading “A cutting edge”

Twice bitten

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who captured this raindrop in his vegetable garden on his phone. Our hot weather continued, although the thermometer level dropped a little and it even rained at midday. But with the temperature at 75°F and the humidity at 90% at its maximum, it didn’t feel any fresherContinue reading “Twice bitten”

Down in the valley

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows the famous flying dog of East Wemyss. (And the nifty pergola that Tony has just built.) We had a cloudy but dry day here today, warm enough to sit out in the garden for coffee, Mrs Tootlepedal in our garden with our neighbours and IContinue reading “Down in the valley”

A bonus

Today’s guest picture is another from Stephen’s visit to North Queensland. As well as idyllic beaches, he and his wife visited the Kuranda aviary where amongst others, they encountered this striking pair of birds. The weather gods relented today, and after sending us more overnight rain, they let up by morning and allowed us toContinue reading “A bonus”

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”