Treading new ground

Today’s guest picture come from my South African correspondent Tom Elliot who dropped in here the other day. Before going home, he has visited Arran and sent me these pictures. Those readers who know that as well as being Tootlepedal, I sometimes masquerade as Tom Hutton will see why he sent them. (You can findContinue reading “Treading new ground”

Well timed

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s outing to East Anglia. He visited the handsome church at Swaffham today. As far as the weather went, the day started well and gradually got worse as time went by. I took advantage of the sunny weather in the morning to mow the front lawn, edge bothContinue reading “Well timed”

Choir, no choir, extra choir

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alastair. He spotted a fine Halloween rainbow in Edinburgh this afternoon. After more overnight rain, we woke to another grey and rainy morning here. We walked to church in the dry, but we had to scuttle back home with our coats buttoned up as it was raining heavilyContinue reading “Choir, no choir, extra choir”

A delayed farewell to a musical friend

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo’s trip to the Rockies. She took this fine view from the road as they drove along. Today’s post is the wrong way round as I want to start with the most important part of the day and that was the evening. I caught the 5.20Continue reading “A delayed farewell to a musical friend”

Showers

Today’s guest picture from sunny East Wemyss, much needed on another generally gloomy day here, shows one of Tony’s dogs playing ‘King of the Castle’. We woke to heavy showers, and were quite pleased when a long enough gap in the weather appeared not only to let us cycle to church to sing in theContinue reading “Showers”

Remembering a recipe

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He found this fine toadstool on the golf course while he was playing recently. The brisker winds forecast for today did not make an appearance, and it was cool, grey but calm and dry when I went for a walk round the garden in the morning. I looked forContinue reading “Remembering a recipe”

Back home

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He has been on a short holiday where among other things, he enjoyed the sight of this church perched on the very edge of Rutland Water. As we made our way back from Marlow to Langholm, we had a journey of many parts today. We started byContinue reading “Back home”

Plain sailing

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony, who took this view of the old and the new Forth road bridges.  The new one, in the background, opens at the end of this month. Thanks to our visitors we had a untypical breakfast today as the vote went for bacon and egg baps insteadContinue reading “Plain sailing”

A very dull day (even by my standards)

Today’s guest picture, sent from Canada by Langholm exile Joyce, shows that other people go to shows too.  This is a set of pulling horses from the Williamstown Fair (est 1812) waiting for their turn to shine. I had a very quiet day which strangely enough came about because for the first time for someContinue reading “A very dull day (even by my standards)”