Fame at last.

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. It shows a curious old gentleman who went with him on a walk yesterday. We were up and away promptly after breakfast when we cycled up to join the volunteers at the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve tree nursery. The last few trays of seedlings needed toContinue reading “Fame at last.”

Going wild

Today’s guest picture comes from Mark’s marathon walk over the twelve hills round the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve last Sunday. It shows the party at 5am in Langholm at the start; on top of Tinnis Hill (the first hill) at 8.30am; on the high point of the walk at Roan Fell cairn (the fourth hillContinue reading “Going wild”

Stretching legs and fingers

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s Highland holiday. He has had some fine weather up there. I had quite a full day here today, though I allowed myself a gentle start. It was warm and cloudy when Dropscone came round for coffee (and scones) and Mrs Tootlepedal went off to have herContinue reading “Stretching legs and fingers”

The hills are alive . . .

Today’s guest picture comes from Paul, my Lancashire correspondent, who is currently in the Lake District. He visited Levens Hall, famous for its topiary. We had a fine, warm but pretty windy day here. Mrs Tootlepedal spent a lot of it in the garden, but she found time after coffee with Margaret to cycle aContinue reading “The hills are alive . . .”

Tart(e)ing up

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows a resident of a well established property on the coast at East Wemyss. Our spell of excellent summer weather continued here today, a fraction cooler to give us more comfort, but still mostly sunny. We are expecting an important visitor later in the month soContinue reading “Tart(e)ing up”

A most uncommon riding

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He was up on Whita Hill at the crack of dawn to see the 2020 Common Riding. The semi jubilee cornet (he was cornet 25 years ago) with the right and left hand men took the town’s standard round the monument in a symbolic gesture and theContinue reading “A most uncommon riding”

Stretching my legs

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who, for her permitted exercise, walked up to the top of the hill and looked down on London . We had another bright and sunny morning, perhaps not as cold as yesterday.  I was able to walk round the garden in shirtsleeves to admire the zing ofContinue reading “Stretching my legs”

A bonus

Today’s guest picture is another from Stephen’s visit to North Queensland. As well as idyllic beaches, he and his wife visited the Kuranda aviary where amongst others, they encountered this striking pair of birds. The weather gods relented today, and after sending us more overnight rain, they let up by morning and allowed us toContinue reading “A bonus”

Ending on a high

Today’s guest picture is another from the treasure trove of lovely pictures that my sister Mary took on her Lake District holiday.  This one was taken while she was having elevenses in Grange. I have gone well over my self imposed picture limit today for which I apologise as I realise that readers are busy people withContinue reading “Ending on a high”