Two flocks

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He tells me that this is the South African national flower, the Protea. We had notice of a change in the weather today as the north wind died down to a whisper. By the end of the day, it was coming from the south,Continue reading “Two flocks”

Dashing blades

Today’s guest picture is a second from Bruce’s walk yesterday. As well as donkeys, he saw the disused railway viaduct that links Scotland and England. The north wind persisted and we had another day of cool, dry weather, Mrs Tootlepedal was not discouraged and was out shifting concrete slabs soon after breakfast. She has movedContinue reading “Dashing blades”

Free of charge

Today’s guest picture comes from my Canonbie friend Simon. He is back at work at outdoor sporting venues. He came across this fine crop of fungus on a Scottish golf course. We had another generally fine day today, although it inconsiderately started to rain just at the right time to spoil the chances of morningContinue reading “Free of charge”

Going to churches

Today’s guest picture comes from Natasha, Marianne’s daughter. It speaks for itself. We had a dry day, mostly sunny, fairly warm and very welcome. After my customary leisurely start to the day, I left Mrs Tootlepedal to have a sunny cup of coffee with Margaret in the garden, and went off to make the mostContinue reading “Going to churches”

Up and down and round and round

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk in Warwickshire which my brother Andrew took last week. I have been trying to work out what is going on at the end of the field but have failed. After yesterday’s gloomy weather, we woke to brilliant sunshine today. For once, I didn’t waste a lot of timeContinue reading “Up and down and round and round”

Upside

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony. I used an old picture of his yesterday and but this lovely scene from the Costa del East Wemyss, where the sun always shines, was taken today. In a break with tradition, I looked out of my upstairs window at the birds at breakfast time. TheContinue reading “Upside”

A good suggestion

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited St Paul’s Cathedral in London today. The sky was blue when we woke up and the sun was out, but as the temperature had been at 2°C (36°F) at six o’clock, it wasn’t very warm. An occasionally gusty wind did nothing to make the dayContinue reading “A good suggestion”

A quiet day

Today’s guest pictures come from our sons. Tony produced the sweet corn and Alistair was responsible for the carrot. It is good to see them taking after their mother. We had a slightly circumscribed day today as Mrs Tootlepedal wasn’t quite at her peak and needed a visit to the doctor and a day inContinue reading “A quiet day”

The last day of summer?

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin who is on holiday in the west of the region. He rightly thought this old church in the middle of a field near Isle of Whithorn might interest me. It was established in the early 12th century by Fergus, Lord of Galloway. It is Cruggleton Church andContinue reading “The last day of summer?”

Mobbed again

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancastrian correspondent Paul’s visit to the Lake District. It shows a well positioned seat placed in memory of Hugh Walpole. It is looking out over Derwent Water. We had another warm and dry day here, though the sun only made occasional appearances. Indeed it even tried to rain asContinue reading “Mobbed again”

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