Good weather, indifferent legs

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She set herself up with this splendid view with the intention of enjoying the Red  Arrows display team as they flew towards her.   Unfortunately, owing to a failure of communication, they appeared from behind her and were past before she could get a good shot.  Still,Continue reading “Good weather, indifferent legs”

Winded

I have kindly been sent a lot of guest pictures lately and I am working through them so I apologise to those whose great images have fallen through the sieve of time.  Today’s effort is from our younger son and shows his washing line on a typical recent day. We had another grey day todayContinue reading “Winded”

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”

Showers and sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan.  It was taken by the friend who took her on a tour of Germany recently.  They were quite surprised to find this plaque. It was a day of frequent showers with bright spells in between so the trick was to get the timing right if you wantedContinue reading “Showers and sunshine”

Carried away

Today’s guest picture is another of Tony’s seals among the seaweed.  That looks like an eider duck in the background. Apology: There are far too many pictures in today’s post.  If you like garden pictures of flowers, birds, bees and butterflies scroll rapidly through to the end and if you like views start at theContinue reading “Carried away”

Lots of action, not many pictures

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She took it a week ago at the height of the hot weather in London and it shows a fine crop of green algae on the canal. The mornings are getting chillier now and I had to wait for a bit until the thermometer hit 10°C, whichContinue reading “Lots of action, not many pictures”

Changeable weather

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba, or to be more precise, over Manitoba in her aeroplane from which she could see the effect of having a pivotal irrigation system. A variety of forecasters were offering a variety of forecasts today but they all involved rain at some time or other.  I decidedContinue reading “Changeable weather”

Going, going, going and finally gone

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my son Tony, is a slightly fuzzy snapshot of members of his family enjoying the rock pools at East Wemyss.  They seem to be settling in well. I did some settling in myself today.  I got up, had breakfast and then settled back in bed for a snooze. Continue reading “Going, going, going and finally gone”

Getting along

The guest picture of the day is another teapot spotted by my brother Andrew.  He has a knack for finding big teapots although he tells me that he thinks that this one is a bit of a Mickey Mouse affair. My day can be summed up very simply: got up, saw a butterfly, went forContinue reading “Getting along”

Noun: Sconcompedaltoot – Defn: A perfect day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle-on-Tyne correspondent and shows her children posing beside Stephenson’s Rocket. It rained several times today but disappointingly not enough to register any amount on Mary Jo’s scientific rain gauge.  Still, the lightness of the occasional drizzle and the sunny spells in between allowed me to spend a productive andContinue reading “Noun: Sconcompedaltoot – Defn: A perfect day”