Swanning about

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. They don’t just have sun in East Wemyss, they have red admiral butterflies too. We had plenty of sun here today, and as it didn’t get hot but stayed around 18°C all day, it was a very pleasant late summer day. Glancing out of the window atContinue reading “Swanning about”

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”

Still tolerable

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. In the course of his walk on a very hot day, he found a shady bench in a wood for a moment of respite. The sun was out when we got up . . . . . . and it stayed out all day. At the peakContinue reading “Still tolerable”

Berry picking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He got his neighbour, who has a better camera than him, to take this picture of three barn owls chicks getting ready to take their first flight. I am grateful to them both. We had another grey morning here, but it stayed dry and the weatherContinue reading “Berry picking”

Paying for pedalling procrastination

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was walking his dogs before six in the morning when the sun came up in East Wemyss a day or two ago. It had rained in the night here, but Mary Jo’s scientific rain gauge was wasn’t even up to half an inch when I checkedContinue reading “Paying for pedalling procrastination”

Uphill coffee

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He saw a canal bridge on his walk yesterday and, knowing that I like bridges, took a photo of it just for me. We had a warm, grey morning, and as it was dry, I mowed the middle lawn when I got our into the garden afterContinue reading “Uphill coffee”

Two and a half now

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair who got more than he bargained for in his cauliflower. I know that you are supposed to eat up your greens but this was a step too far. We had a day here with nothing to complain about as far as the weather went. It was warmContinue reading “Two and a half now”

Another fine day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. He spotted a local heron having a day on the tiles. We could hardly believe our luck here when we had a second dry day in succession. We made good use of it. Mrs Tootlepedal drove up to the Langholm Moor, where she and otherContinue reading “Another fine day”

A moist morning

Today’s guest picture comes from ever sunny East Wemyss, where our son Tony found a forest of stones on the beach and added his own effort (complete with flower on top). It was far from sunny here after a second night with rain and the hills were covered with mist when we got up. ThereContinue reading “A moist morning”

Success this time

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent walk.  When the walkers stopped for lunch, a local resident pestered them for a share of their sandwiches and got very hoity toity when they refused. We had some welcome sunshine today but I had a busy morning  and the only part of it that wasContinue reading “Success this time”