Going green

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy. He tried growing a wild flower bed beside his house this year, and he is very pleased with the result. We had another very hot day here, and the flowers are tending to get a bit tired . . . . . . as are the blackbirds. Once againContinue reading “Going green”

Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He finds a lot of well made and convenient wooden bridges on his walks. After a clear night, we woke to a dry but chilly morning, with a light cloud covering keeping the temperature just above freezing. The conditions encouraged some birds to visit the feeder afterContinue reading “Paying attention”

Staying in

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. His walking group followed a path through the middle of a field today. It looks odd but it must be an old right of way. They are not trampling crops. We found ourselves a little tired here today after the departure of Matilda and her parents yesterday.Continue reading “Staying in”

Brightening up

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Kew Gardens.  As well as the glass sculptures, she met this imposing dragon. The rain stopped on cue over night and we woke up to a calm and sunny day with the dam looking as though butter wouldn’t melt in its mouth.  All theContinue reading “Brightening up”

Making music

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and shows one of the glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly at Kew gardens. (This is the second of his glass sculptures to appear in the blog as Mary Jo from Manitoba sent me another when she was on her London visit earlier in the  year.) As hasContinue reading “Making music”

A night at the opera

Today’s guest picture is the last from Dropscone’s highland holiday. It shows the Whaligoe Steps near Wick, a man-made stairway of 365 steps that descend to what was a naturally formed harbour between two sea cliffs – once a landing place for fishing boats. Crews of women, some in their early seventies, would gut theContinue reading “A night at the opera”

Back on the bike

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce whose wife spotted an interesting creature on their windowsill.  Is it a moth or a butterfly?  I don’t know. We had a fairly miserable morning as far as the weather went but bang on cue, the day brightened up a lot just after noonContinue reading “Back on the bike”

Summer day

It was a lovely day in Edinburgh today and Mrs Tootlepedal’s guest picture of the day shows TWGT on Portobello promenade beside the sea. For some reason, I felt a touch weary this morning so I let Mrs Tootlepedal go off to Edinburgh by herself. Because there wasn’t a chilly wind blowing, this felt likeContinue reading “Summer day”

Working

Today’s guest picture was sent to me yesterday by Mike Tinker but was taken by him  in New Zealand in March.  It shows a Protea which he saw there.  This is a bit odd as it is a native of South Africa.  Perhaps it was on holiday too. We were a bit discombobulated today asContinue reading “Working”

Home alone

Today’s guest picture, sent on to me by the kind offices of my sister Susan, appears as a reminder from my sister Caroline, another special grandma, that there is more than one world’s greatest baby about.  This is her grandson Jamie with his yet to be named brand new sister,  daughter of Jem and Lotti. Continue reading “Home alone”