The treacle mine is working again

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He was in Eyemouth on the east coast to attend a BGA golf competition recently, and he found time to visit the harbour. Dropscone also found time today to make some treacle scones to bring round with him when he came for coffee this morning. His daughter has hadContinue reading “The treacle mine is working again”

A little bit of activity

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s trip to Cornwall. The street sign in St Ives invites one to ponder how much the other streets drink. When we got up today, we found that it had had rained overnight. Sadly, it was only enough to wet the surface of the soil, and not enough toContinue reading “A little bit of activity”

Jam today

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She has an uninvited visitor in her garden and wondered what it is. Some research suggests that it is stonecrop, a type of sedum. Where it came from is a mystery. We were woken several times in the night by the sound of heavy rain showers, soContinue reading “Jam today”

Mirror, mirror

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. It is an orchid cactus. Mary Jo tells me that it over winters in her basement storage room and gets no attention. It does well, all the same. We had another very good summer day here today, with temperatures rising to 25°C (77°F) in theContinue reading “Mirror, mirror”

Very quiet

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He was on holiday in Ayrshire last week when he came across this fine sight. It is Kelburn Castle. He tells me that the grounds are a very family friendly place to visit. I started the day by taking Mrs Tootlepedal to Carlisle to catch the trainContinue reading “Very quiet”

Bike test

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He broke his journey back to Langholm today with a stop in Fort William. He was in just the right place at the right time to see a steam engine crossing the Caledonian Canal. We had a warmer, sunnier day today which was very welcome. The betterContinue reading “Bike test”

Back on the bike again

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He went on a family walk to his local park and met another family also out for a stroll. We woke up to a perfect summer day today and I went out at quarter to eight to greet the smiling morn. It was such a nice dayContinue reading “Back on the bike again”

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”

Modified ambition

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He found a lonely poppy. The forecasters were right and we got a summer day today. After breakfast, I went out in to the garden. My focus was on peonies. We cycled off to church in sunshine and a cheerful mood. We had an adventurousContinue reading “Modified ambition”

Nothing doing

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia. I think this must have been a stopping point on her journey north. The offer of tea and cakes seems attractive. We had a better day here, slightly warmer and slightly less windy. As the sun often came out, it was much more pleasant in the garden too. ThisContinue reading “Nothing doing”