Getting a hiding

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on his recent skiing trip.  It was sent to me by my sister Susan because it shows Mt Taranki in NZ under whose imposing slopes she lived for several years. Our unusual spell of dry September weather (the driest for fifty years they say) continued today andContinue reading “Getting a hiding”

Dropscone rescue services required

Today’s guest picture comes from my recorder playing friend Sue and shows the typical Scottish summer weather which she met on a recent cycling tour of the Outer Hebrides with her son. After yesterday’s unremittingly grey day when I was out cycling, it was pleasantly sunny all day today while I was recovering inside fromContinue reading “Dropscone rescue services required”

Another new visitor

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Alistair and shows the little girl that makes Mrs Tootlepedal a grandmother.   Our best wishes go to Alistair and his wife Clare.  We hope to go to visit mother and baby quite soon. The arrival of our grandchild was a much more complicated affair thanContinue reading “Another new visitor”

Caught out

The landscape photography book which I have been reading says that I should avoid the mundane and aim for the mysterious. The mystery for the spectator can be one of four things; what is it? what does it mean to me? does it touch my emotions? why did the photographer take the picture?  In thisContinue reading “Caught out”