A surprisingly dry wet walk

Today’s guest picture brings a little sunshine to another grey day here. My brother Andrew enjoyed the setting sun picking out the fine new pedestrian bridge across the A52 in Derby yesterday. Dropscone brightened up a rainy morning when he arrived (bearing scones) to share a cup of coffee or two with me and MrsContinue reading “A surprisingly dry wet walk”

Hitting the heights

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this old building, once a home for nurses in Derby, and now with just a frontage left standing. After a spell of grey and wet weather here, it was a pleasure to get up to a sunny morning today. The pleasure was slightly modified byContinue reading “Hitting the heights”

More mist

Today’s guest picture come from my sister Mary. Finding that she had a vacant day in her diary yesterday, she took the train to Peterborough and visited the cathedral there. We had another misty day here much like yesterday, with the difference that it was a degree or two colder. It was below freezing whenContinue reading “More mist”

Biscuits, cows and cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo’s visit to British Columbia. She passed these magnificent sandstone cliffs called The Hoodoos on her way home. After overnight rain, we woke to a rather miserable wet morning here, but it was still warm enough to keep the colour in the garden. It was the sort of dayContinue reading “Biscuits, cows and cycling”

A timely reminder

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She is currently on holiday near Fort William in the Highlands, and found this very pretty bridge near the village where Mrs Tootlepedal and I lived when we first got married. I emptied an inch of rain out of our rain gauge this morning, but fortunatelyContinue reading “A timely reminder”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss, the sunshine capital of Scotland, He was up at half past six this morning to catch this glorious sunrise. We had another fine and generally sunny day here, and we are enjoying the good weather while it lasts. I started the day by shiftingContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Keeping occupied

Today’s guest picture comes from our son-in-law Joe. He got quite close to a swan. We had a dry day here, quite warm for the time of the year, but a brisk wind made it feel quite chilly when we ventured out. I am happy to report that Sandy has got home from hospital, andContinue reading “Keeping occupied”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making at twilight and stopped to record the occasion. After all the dark foreboding, Storm Dudley passed over us without leaving much of a trace at all, and we woke up to another fine, mostly dry and mildly windyContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

Keeping my head down

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon. He walked up to Langholm from Canonbie yesterday, and as he knows that I like a good gate and tree, he sent me this picture which he took on the way. It was above freezing again here, but it was still cold and windy when we gotContinue reading “Keeping my head down”

A very full day

Today’s guest picture shows the two faithful friends that accompany Tony on his photographic walks in East Wemyss. They are trained to sniff out a good photo opportunity. After our recent spell of warmish weather for the time of year, we got a colder day today. It was just above freezing when we got upContinue reading “A very full day”