Slowing up

Today’s guest picture is another from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s trip to Lochaber in the Scottish Highlands. She was very taken by the beautiful countryside she found on her visit. We had another fine day here, occasionally cloudy, occasionally sunny, but always dry. A cool north wind reminded us that summer has perhaps permanently slippedContinue reading “Slowing up”

More rain, another walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He must have been flying into or out of Edinburgh Airport, as he points out that if you look carefully between the blades of the propeller, you can see the new Forth Road Bridge. We had another grey, but calm and reasonably warm day here today. TheContinue reading “More rain, another walk”

Plum pecker

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She visited a Roman villa with my sister Mary recently. Or, to be more correct, they visited a very detailed reconstruction of a Roma villa in the grounds of The Newt in Somerset. We had a warm and mostly cloudy day here, but it stayed dry.Continue reading “Plum pecker”

Up and down and round and round

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He was up so early yesterday morning that he beat the sun to it. There was no sign of sun here this morning, and it was another grey day as we drove up to Cronksbank to help out at the Tarras Valley Nature ReserveContinue reading “Up and down and round and round”

Our visitors arrive

Today’s guest picture is a composite of flower pictures taken in our garden by our granddaughter Matilda. She has brought her parents to stay with us for a few days. She took a lot of pictures and these were her favourites. She has a steady hand and a good eye. We had a cool greyContinue reading “Our visitors arrive”

A day full of incidents

Today’s guest picture comes from sunny East Wemyss. Our son Tony spotted a bumble bee in his garden enjoying life on the Fife coast. After quite an energetic day yesterday, I had plans for a pretty gentle day today, starting with a late breakfast and an idle time over the newspapers. Things were going splendidlyContinue reading “A day full of incidents”

Intolerable

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She put our trail camera out last night and captured a welcome visitor. I had every intention of going for a bike ride today, but I was defeated by the thermometer. By the time that Sandy and Margaret had come round for coffee, the temperature had already risenContinue reading “Intolerable”

Keeping our cool

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He, Clare and Matilda visited a well known landmark on their way back from a dance competition this afternoon. (Matilda was doing the dancing and did very well.) The scale of the Kelpies can be judged from the people walking round them. We had another genuine summerContinue reading “Keeping our cool”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. When I looked in my files, I saw that I hadn’t used this fine picture of deer that he sent me a week or so ago. We had a quiet start to the day but I had managed to get out on my shopping bike as farContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

Coup de grâce

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It was taken on his recent visit to Langholm and shows an old chap with too much time on his hands tearing up a cardboard packet to go into the compost. We had a second fine, dry, warm day here, and very welcome it was too afterContinue reading “Coup de grâce”