Winding about

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He came across a tree full of waxwings in East Wemyss yesterday. It was grey and chilly when we got up here this morning, but it was above freezing so that was welcome. After a leisurely breakfast and an enjoyable crossword, I roused myself enough to haveContinue reading “Winding about”

Up to a point

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows our granddaughter Evie leading me across the hill this afternoon. The guest picture takes away quite a lot of the tension that I was hoping to build up regarding whether the weather would lighten up in time to let us get out for a walk.Continue reading “Up to a point”

Still no cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He is in London at the moment and enjoyed a walk up a hill yesterday. to get a view and a breath of fresh air. We had been promised warmer weather today by the forecast, but it was -5°C again at breakfast time and it didn’t getContinue reading “Still no cycling”

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”

A shorter day

Today’s guest picture comes from a fellow blogger, Gunta. She lives in Oregon, and having read the correspondence about Mr Grumpy sitting down, she sent me this lovely picture of a heron standing up in her neck of the woods. (She sent sitting down pictures too, but I liked this one best.) It was -7°CContinue reading “A shorter day”

A satisfying day

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. He took this delightful ‘light and shade’ shot across the valley from Warbla yesterday while he was having a late afternoon stroll with his wife, Leila. We had another very pleasant day here today as far as the weather went, and the events of the dayContinue reading “A satisfying day”

Nursery slopes

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He and his daughter Matilda have been cooking up Halloween treats. Although there was a little shower of rain in the morning, generally today was a much better day than we expected. We had so many visitors for coffee that they had to work in shifts. SandyContinue reading “Nursery slopes”

Hello and goodbye to the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Mike Tinker. It shows the view from their cottage of Loch Feochan near Oban which he and Alison enjoyed during their recent holiday. The morning started off rather gloomily as far as the weather went but it was brightened up by the arrival of Dropscone, armed both withContinue reading “Hello and goodbye to the sunshine”

The weather gods have a laugh

Today’s guest picture reminds me that I shouldn’t complain about our weather too much. Blog reader Terena sent me this picture of current conditions in southern Saskatchewan. There was no sign of snow here but there was plenty of rain about. The forecast was for sunshine and showers and we hoped to find a gapContinue reading “The weather gods have a laugh”

A rain check

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was swanning around yesterday. In the face of some drizzly and windy weather, I did a lot of idling in the morning today, a walk to the shop under an umbrella being the only action of note. Mrs Tootlepedal ventured out to buy a mirror forContinue reading “A rain check”