Cheese but no biscuits

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He came across this classic situation on his way to have a walk in the country a day or two ago. It was good enough to make an appearance on the BBC Scotland website. We had another chilly morning after another frosty night, so I was inContinue reading “Cheese but no biscuits”

The official taster

Today’s impressionistic guest picture comes from Wales where regular reader Keiron found this blasted tree which he thinks looks like something from a Clint Eastwood movie. We had another cold, grey day here today, with a nagging north easterly wind making it feel even colder than it was. Under instruction from Mrs Tootlepedal, I venturedContinue reading “The official taster”

Hanging about

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister, Elizabeth. She hangs out a good array of different feeders and was rewarded by a visit from long tailed tits. The forecast was quite correct. It was just as cold this morning as it has been for the past few days but there was no sun to brightenContinue reading “Hanging about”

Biscuits but no cheese

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He has sent me this cheerful study of plumbago and blue sky. We woke to find that the merest speckle of snow had settled on Langholm overnight. It might have been that sort of snow that was too thin to be picturesque but thickContinue reading “Biscuits but no cheese”

Real cycling

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who celebrated his fiftieth birthday by taking his dogs for a swim. After a night of rain, we woke to slightly higher temperatures here, and it stayed comfortably above freezing all day. There wasn’t a trace of snow and ice in the garden and as the hillsContinue reading “Real cycling”

Low ceilings

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. It shows one of his dogs enjoying the East Wemyss weather as much as he does. We presumably had some weather here today, but it was so dark that we couldn’t actually see it. As it was accompanied by very gusty winds, we didn’tContinue reading “Low ceilings”

Slow cycling, slow cooking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She came across this well decorated gate on a recent walk near her home. The day started off looking a bit grey, but it didn’t take long for the promised sun to appear. When it arrived, I got changed for cycling and Mrs Tootlepedal goodly stayedContinue reading “Slow cycling, slow cooking”

Much better

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She has got a new phone and took this shot with it and sent it to me. She knows that I like canals. There were two and a half inches of rain for the week in Mary Jo’s rain gauge when I looked this morning, most ofContinue reading “Much better”

More rain

Toady’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She came across these very large fungi on one of her regular morning walks recently. It had been raining overnight and it was still raining when we got up. It continued to rain and as I thought that it might never stop, I nipped out into theContinue reading “More rain”

Hey, ho, the wind and the rain

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon who found a fine flower for me to enjoy. The forecasters had predicted rain overnight and all through the day, and unfortunately they got it quite right. I had a very unsettled night with the rain beating down and my legs complaining about the milesContinue reading “Hey, ho, the wind and the rain”