General zooming

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was staying with my sister Mary last week when he spotted this visitor to her frosty garden. It was a few degrees above freezing here today without getting particularly warm, but it was dry and almost sunny when Sandy came down for coffee. Both he andContinue reading “General zooming”

A toddle and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony wishes to point that they get the moon there too. We got plenty of sunshine here today, but as the temperature was a measly -5°C at breakfast time, there was no inclination to go outside and do some sunbathing. Mrs Tootlepedal went off toContinue reading “A toddle and a tootle”

A surprise

Just to show that it still often sunny in East Wemyss, our son Tony sent us this picture taken a couple of days ago. We expected it to be cold this morning, but all the same we got quite a shock when we looked out of the window when we got up. The snow didn’tContinue reading “A surprise”

The weather gods play fair

Today’s guest photograph comes from my brother Andrew. He was pursuing his hobby of photographing swans when he discovered that on this occasion, all his swans were geese For many years, an eight mile New Year’s day run has been organised in Langholm on the basis of starting when you like but trying to timeContinue reading “The weather gods play fair”

A ray of sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Norway. She sent me this ‘postcard’ from the most northerly town in mainland Europe. We had a better day here than yesterday as far as the weather went. Dropscone was complaining about the cold wind when he cycled round for scones and coffeeContinue reading “A ray of sunshine”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He was sitting at the window of a cafe in Longtown counting the number of wheels on a passing wagon’s trailer as one does (16 as it happens) when he was struck by this coat of arms on the pull down side of another passing vehicle. ThereContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”

A busy day for Mrs Tootlepedal.

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found the tidal River Axe at a very low ebb when she visited it recently. Temperatures fell just below freezing for several hours overnight here and it was still around zero when we had our breakfast. As a result, there will be no dahlia picturesContinue reading “A busy day for Mrs Tootlepedal.”

Getting the point

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It was taken in the grounds of Nottingham University and is all the more remarkable as it had been raining cats and dogs only moments earlier The chief business of the morning here on a dry but windy day was to drive to Canonbie to get ourContinue reading “Getting the point”

Over excited

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She found these lovely lilies in a supermarket cafe where she was taking a well earned break. We had a very wet morning indeed here, with steady heavy rain making for a gloomy atmosphere outside. Luckily Dropscone came in at coffee time bringing scones with him, andContinue reading “Over excited”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo, my Manitoba correspondent. She has crossed the Atlantic and is visiting London where she found this interestingly repaired door in Highgate Cemetery. We had another dry day here, with quite a bit of sunshine to take the chill off a cool morning. We started the day by cyclingContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”