A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Libbie, who is visiting Perthshire. Knowing that I like trees, she sent me this picture of the Fortingall Yew, known for being one of the oldest trees in Britain, with modern estimates of its age being between 2,000 and 3,000 years. We had a day of variable weatherContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

Increasing our range

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. It shows the seals who arrived the day after we left. We had a better day than the forecast suggested. It was grey, but it was calm and pleasantly warm for the time of year at 55°F/13°C after breakfast. I went up to theContinue reading “Increasing our range”

Levelling up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She took this peaceful canal scene today just to show the rest of her family that she had been out and about. The forecast was right, and it was a bit cooler today than the past two days. However, it was only a bit cooler, and asContinue reading “Levelling up”

Tremendously sociable

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She was playing tennis in Regents Park again yesterday, and couldn’t help noticing that the park gardeners have been busy. We had another below zero morning (-1°C, 29°F) followed by a fine day here. We hardly had time to notice the weather though, as we were theContinue reading “Tremendously sociable”

Breaking the barrier

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who spotted the navy sailing up the Forth yesterday. Another frost free night here was followed by a dry morning with a reasonable, but not jacket shedding temperature. As we had things to do in the afternoon, I went off for a fairly early cycle ride. BecauseContinue reading “Breaking the barrier”

A spring in our step

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who found this very unexpected thistle pie while out on a walk.  He may have had a hand in its creation.  The things that people do during lockdown. (He says that the recipe for the pie can be found at http://www.thistlehurtyour hand.com.) The weather changed this morningContinue reading “A spring in our step”

Kind of blue, but not very

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She got as far as Parliament Fields on her walk today and came across this rather odd tree stump. One of the down sides of having too much time on my hands at the moment is that I tend to end up taking far too many photographsContinue reading “Kind of blue, but not very”

An accidental visit

Today’s guest picture shows the west face of Hereford Cathedral.  My brother likes imposing church buildings. Having had their little bit of fun yesterday, the weather gods were in a cheerier mood today and helped me out. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal was looking out of the kitchen window when she thought that she saw aContinue reading “An accidental visit”