From East to West

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Bill J, shows a sparrowhawk outside his kitchen window.  Bill tells me that the hawk left after killing the pigeon and that he was just going out to pick it up to cook for himself, when the hawk came back and claimed it. The weather forecasters seem toContinue reading “From East to West”

Teething troubles

Today’s picture shows a very neatly stacked pile of Swiss firewood spotted by Dropscone’s sister Elizabeth while in the country. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to work again and I managed to stick to my plan and put the speedy bike in the back of the car and drive to Annan without any interruptions.  I hadContinue reading “Teething troubles”

A strapping fellow

Dropscone has sent me today’s picture.  It was taken on his French holiday and shows the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach.  He advises me to think on this, get a sense of proportion and stop moaning about sore ankles.  Fair enough. I will moan about the weather though. It was another very cloudy, gloomy, dampContinue reading “A strapping fellow”

Flat out

The picture of the day is a huge bank of foxgloves on the site of a recently felled wood at Canonbie. As is often the case round Langholm, the winds were forecast to be much lighter early in the morning than later in the day so I rose at 7 am, made porridge for myselfContinue reading “Flat out”