Some welcome warmth

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker who is on holiday in Wales.  He tells me , “I came across this interesting ancient monument while walking here in New Radnor -it is strangely called Four Stones.”  I think that I have worked out how it got its title. We had a really pleasant day today –Continue reading “Some welcome warmth”

Giving nature a helping hand

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter who was walking in the Devon hills when she came upon these two nice young men who were wandering the hills looking for the internet – literally.  She thought that I should put a picture on the internet of people looking for the internet.  They work for aContinue reading “Giving nature a helping hand”

Rain later

Today’s striking guest picture comes from my nephew Dan, via his father.  Dan is on holiday in Iceland. The forecast said it would rain in the afternoon and it did.  Under these circumstances, it was just as well that I got up early, thanks to Mrs Tootlepedal’s encouragement, had my breakfast and got out andContinue reading “Rain later”

Disjointed

Today’s guest picture comes from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal.  She bicycled off after church to help with some archaeological surveying at a Roman camp near the town and noticed this painted lady butterfly on the way. I was in a rather creaky state when I woke up and after breakfast I resolved to seeContinue reading “Disjointed”

Hints of Autumn

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s recent walk on Mam Tor in the Peak District.  He chose a good day for it. The temperature has dropped quite a lot over recent days and although there has been no hint of an early frost, we are beginning to think of chilly days toContinue reading “Hints of Autumn”

Repetition

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister Elizabeth, who is visiting her daughter in America.  It was taken on the Monticello estate (home of Thomas Jefferson) which is near where her daughter  lives. It shows a hotel for insects, and she assures me that there are many insects in this part of the world. AlthoughContinue reading “Repetition”

Getting the picture

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who was visiting Hawick today.  It shows his terrier Guthrie posing in front of the statue of Jimmy Guthrie, the celebrated racing motor cyclist.  Bruce thought that this juxtaposition might appeal to me and he was right. On the instructions of my legs, IContinue reading “Getting the picture”

Time passes

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by keen photographer Kevin, who was delighted to find a smooth or common newt on his garage steps, the first he has seen in Langholm. The wind had dropped this morning and I ventured out for another short bicycle ride after breakfast.  I passed Dropscone, who had madeContinue reading “Time passes”

Common or garden pictures

Today’s guest picture was actually taken today by my daughter on her Backberry  in Devon where she is on holiday.  It shows Woody Bay. It was a lovely day here too and Dropscone and I made the most of it by cycling out to Gair and back for our morning run.  It was one ofContinue reading “Common or garden pictures”

Back to normal

Today’s guest picture which was sent by my brother-in-law Mike, shows his granddaughter Lara practising to be a ton up kid. After the excitements of yesterday, life retuned to normal today and Dropscone appeared promptly after breakfast and we went off for our usual morning run.  The weather kept up its recent record of beingContinue reading “Back to normal”