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”

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”

No angel

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has been in the Lake District again, where he visited St Mary’s church at Crosthwaite. After more overnight rain, it was still raining here when we got up. I used this as an excuse to do nothing at all useful or memorable in the morning.Continue reading “No angel”

Club comes up trumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s Orkney adventure. He says that they are having to cope with gales. He doesn’t say if they went swimming. After some overnight rain, we had a generally very sunny day here, although a spot or two of rain in the afternoon made hanging out the washing a bitContinue reading “Club comes up trumps”

Ten-tative

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. Instead of yet another brilliant East Wemyss dawn, today’s picture shows one of Tony’s best friends chilling out. After the heavy rain of yesterday, we woke to a calmer and drier day today, and I was able to walk up to the Market PlaceContinue reading “Ten-tative”

A good walk in the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He spotted this heron enjoying the East Wemyss sunshine and sea earlier this week. I had to be up early in the morning, as I had to drive our two new electric bikes down to the bike shop at opening time. They were due to get theirContinue reading “A good walk in the woods”

Mark my footsteps

Today’s guest picture comes from my nephew Nick. It shows his dog Doughy having a good time on holiday in Cromer. I had a good time too today. The weather was perfect for a hill walk, not too hot, not too cold, occasionally sunny, and not very windy. All I needed was a good routeContinue reading “Mark my footsteps”

Faith rewarded

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He was amused by the placing of this bollard, and wondered whether it was there for drivers or sailors. We had another sociable morning today, with both Sandy and Margaret coming round for coffee and conversation. When they had gone their separate ways, we got out intoContinue reading “Faith rewarded”

Finding my way

Today’s guest picture was kindly sent to me by Laurie Graves, author and blogger, and proud resident of the state of Maine. It shows Mr Cardinal, a red beauty who comes to her yard. She tells me that he is very territorial and does not allow any other males to come into the yard. OnContinue reading “Finding my way”

In the swing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. His picture looks like a big pipe but is in fact a bridge over a main road. We woke to another generally sunny day here, and this left the feeders in the shadows after breakfast. There was a decidedly cool air as I walked up to townContinue reading “In the swing”