Deferred gratification

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lake Michigan correspondent Laura, the daughter of my friend Sandy’s cousin. She visited Tiscornia Beach in St. Joseph and found these fine icy structures on the beach grasses. We were far from that sort of frost here this morning at 3°C, but sadly it was in every other respectContinue reading “Deferred gratification”

Tootling business but no pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It shows that even a parked drilling rig looks golden in East Wemyss. We woke up (rather late) to a chilly, but bright and calm morning. It had been my intention to go out for an after breakfast cycle ride if I got up early enough andContinue reading “Tootling business but no pedal”

A dull day, but with scones

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She looked out of her window at just the right moment to see a sparrowhawk visiting her garden. The most exciting thing to visit our garden today was undoubtedly Dropscone, who came for coffee. He is always welcome, especially when he comes bearing home made sconesContinue reading “A dull day, but with scones”

Baffled by the lack of rain

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He came across this field of crops heavily damaged by the recent bad weather in his area. In contrast, we had a very fine day here today with lots of sunshine. After the recent showery weather, it took some getting used to. At one stage, Alistair gotContinue reading “Baffled by the lack of rain”

Beaten by the heat

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Sandy. He went on a tour to Falkirk today where he met the Kelpies. Check the size of the people in the picture to get a feeling of the scale of these sculptures. Sandy reported that it had been a bit cooler in Falkirk than it had beenContinue reading “Beaten by the heat”

First fruits (or rather, vegetables)

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It goes to show that East Wemyss can look good even if the sun has gone in for a moment or two. And that he has a good eye for a composition, in my view. Summer continued in Langholm today. It was a degree or two coolerContinue reading “First fruits (or rather, vegetables)”

Treacle treat

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal while on her cycle ride this afternoon. She passed the moorland wild goats grazing among the long grass . We didn’t have any more frost last night, and we enjoyed a reasonably warm, reasonably calm day today. It was warm enough for coffee outside, and I was veryContinue reading “Treacle treat”

Taking to the hills

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He came across the River Erewash on a recent walk. It was a peaceful scene. I almost wrote that we had another frosty night followed by a sunny day our of sheer force of habit, but as it happened, we didn’t have a frosty night at all,Continue reading “Taking to the hills”

Another slab, another stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from Canada where Mary Jo had two visitors. She tells me that they were huge, noisy, and regarded traffic (including a semi on the avenue at the end of the street) with total disdain. We had a day with plusses and minuses as far as the weather went. It was generallyContinue reading “Another slab, another stroll”

Return to sender

I am short of current guest pictures so I have gone back to the files again to find a snowy dog in East Wemyss, or perhaps, a dog in snowy East Wemyss. We had another sunny and dry day here today, although it never got very warm in spite of the sun, with the temperatureContinue reading “Return to sender”