Fame at last.

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. It shows a curious old gentleman who went with him on a walk yesterday. We were up and away promptly after breakfast when we cycled up to join the volunteers at the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve tree nursery. The last few trays of seedlings needed toContinue reading “Fame at last.”

A timely reminder

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She is currently on holiday near Fort William in the Highlands, and found this very pretty bridge near the village where Mrs Tootlepedal and I lived when we first got married. I emptied an inch of rain out of our rain gauge this morning, but fortunatelyContinue reading “A timely reminder”

Two choirs and three bridges

Today’s guest picture comes from my files. Looking back, I don’t think that I have used this fine slightly surreal shot taken by my brother Andrew. (If I have, it deserves another outing anyway.) It was rainy when we got up, and the prospects did not look good. However, it stopped raining as soon asContinue reading “Two choirs and three bridges”

The treacle mine is working again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He was in Eyemouth on the east coast to attend a BGA golf competition recently, and he found time to visit the harbour. Dropscone also found time today to make some treacle scones to bring round with him when he came for coffee this morning. His daughter has hadContinue reading “The treacle mine is working again”

Up and down and round and round

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He was up so early yesterday morning that he beat the sun to it. There was no sign of sun here this morning, and it was another grey day as we drove up to Cronksbank to help out at the Tarras Valley Nature ReserveContinue reading “Up and down and round and round”

Digging the dirt

Today’s guest picture of a fine hydrangea in a pot in her garden comes from our neighbour Liz. We finally got a day that was not hot and sunny here today. It was still pleasantly warm, but it was cloudy and relatively cool in the garden. It had even rained a bit over night. IContinue reading “Digging the dirt”

Going green

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy. He tried growing a wild flower bed beside his house this year, and he is very pleased with the result. We had another very hot day here, and the flowers are tending to get a bit tired . . . . . . as are the blackbirds. Once againContinue reading “Going green”

Growing

Today’s guest picture is another fine dawn dog shot from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony gets up very early every working day. If I had got up early, I would have found a misty morning here, but the mist had cleared and it was another sunny day by the time that I emerged. MrsContinue reading “Growing”

Playing and walking

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Irving Bell. He got this fine view of Talla reservoir while on a motor tour. He advises me that I if I want to get the view too while pedalling, an electric bike would be a good idea as it involves a steep hill. We had aContinue reading “Playing and walking”

A wet walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo. She was flying to have breakfast (as one does in Canada) and this is a shot of the wonderful meanders of the Assiniboine River, taken from somewhere NE of Virden. I had a somewhat meandering sort of morning myself. It included a crossword, coffee and proof reading aContinue reading “A wet walk”