Sunny within and without

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo of Manitoba.  She was at a grand opening of a feed mill at a Hutterite colony in Alberta last week when a friend pointed out this American robin’s well stocked nest. After yesterday’s endless rain, we had endless sunshine today.  It was very welcome.  Of course the weather godsContinue reading “Sunny within and without”

A walk and some chips

Today’s guest picture shows a fine display of wisteria spotted by my sister Susan on her way to catch a bus. We had a frosty morning here, followed by a fine but chilly day with a brisk  and biting north wind.  If you were out of the wind, everything in the garden was lovely andContinue reading “A walk and some chips”

Knees on display

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows the opening day of the golf season at Langholm.  Dropscone, the club captain this year,  is modestly holding the trophy which his team has just won in the opening match. We had an unquestionably pleasant day of weather here today, with wall to wallContinue reading “Knees on display”

Crowd scene

Today’s guest picture from our son Tony shows the East Wemyss dogs enjoying their day in the sun beside the Firth of Forth. We had a pretty nice day here too, although a chilly wind reminded us that we still have some way to go before jumpers and coats can be light heartedly discarded. Still,Continue reading “Crowd scene”

Moving

Today’s guest post comes from Mary Jo’s visit to Vancouver and goes to prove that the ability to produce very silly buildings is a world wide phenomenon. My foot and my cold continue to make life difficult for me and boring for anyone who has to listen to me moaning, which is everyone who comesContinue reading “Moving”

Loud wind, quiet day

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her father, shows Matilda in pensive mood earlier this week.  As she was in Ireland at the time, maybe she was pondering the tricky Irish border question. After yesterday’s glorious sunshine, we were back to grey and windy weather today.  It was theoretically quite a warm day withContinue reading “Loud wind, quiet day”

Right birds, wrong camera

No words can do justice to the greatest guest picture of the day ever.  It comes from my Newcastle correspondent Fiona who is in the Netherlands and it is a view that just can not be surpassed. It was cloudless and chilly when we got up but the sun warmed things up and Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Right birds, wrong camera”

Rain delayed

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Anne, wife of my cello playing friend Mike and shows the tall tower of Elgin cathedral…. …and if you look very carefully, you can see Mike and a grandchild peering over the very top of the tower. I had a kind of slow motion day today inContinue reading “Rain delayed”

Not very adventurous

Today’s guest picture shows an elegant little lighthouse at Fleetwood on the Irish Sea coast.  My brother Andrew was visiting the town. After several weeks of good weather, it was very unfortunate that for the weekend of the Muckeltoon Adventure Festival, a feast of mountain biking and trail running today, we should have got aContinue reading “Not very adventurous”

A drop in the ocean

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s trip to Madeira. The forecasters are having a hard time at present getting the details of the weather correct, largely I suspect because the weather is so unusual these days that their computer models are not provided with enough helpful historic data.  All the same, various forecasts wereContinue reading “A drop in the ocean”