Delayed gratification

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He noticed this strange stuff on a recent walk with Mike Tinker who identified it as white jelly fungus. The delayed gratification of the title of today’s post is a misuse of the phrase. What was gratifying was that forecast rain was considerably delayed and this allowedContinue reading “Delayed gratification”

Free of charge

Today’s guest picture comes from my Canonbie friend Simon. He is back at work at outdoor sporting venues. He came across this fine crop of fungus on a Scottish golf course. We had another generally fine day today, although it inconsiderately started to rain just at the right time to spoil the chances of morningContinue reading “Free of charge”

Mrs Tootlepedal goes up in the world

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She has a very tall wall at the bottom of her little garden and she was quite surprised to look up one day to find a fox sitting on top of it. She is going to try to get a better picture next time it appears there.Continue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal goes up in the world”

Sunshine and singing

Today’s guest picture is another from Simon and this time shows the inside of the covered bridge between Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  I do not know whether the light at the end of the tunnel is in Switzerland or Liechtenstein. After yesterday’s extremely gloomy weather, we enjoyed a bright and cheerful day today, although it wasContinue reading “Sunshine and singing”

Hard work

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba.  It was sent to her by a friend and was taken by her friend’s nephew, James Greig .  James farms near Melita, MB and is the third generation to work that land.  He has a good eye for a photo and those interestedContinue reading “Hard work”

Twotlepedal

Today’s guest picture is another from our daughter’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in May.  She took many pictures of the show gardens but this was one of my favourites. The hills were covered in misty clouds when we got up but the forecast offered us a warm, sunless day with the faint possibilityContinue reading “Twotlepedal”

Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

Today’s guest picture shows the Adam Bridge at Kedleston Hall, which my sister Mary visited with my sister Susan and my brother Andrew recently.  (A description of their visit can be found on Susan’s blog.) We had another grey and windy day today but, as a small consolation, it was a few degrees warmer thanContinue reading “Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow”

Goings and comings

Today’s guest picture shows a bird in the hand.  Our neighbour Gavin found it actually in his house.  In spite of a bird in the hand being worth two in the bush, he let it go. It was a perfect day for cycling and had I got up early, I could have enjoyed a splendidContinue reading “Goings and comings”

The Wizard of Oz

Today’s picture was sent to me by my sister Mary.  It has been very hot indeed in London and it looks as though the majority of the population of that great city were out dangling their toes in the water at Parliament Hill Fields on Sunday. I didn’t have time to dangle anything this morningContinue reading “The Wizard of Oz”

I love it when a plan…..(a pedal and a tootle)

Today’s picture, sent to me by my daughter, shows a well known Edinburgh dog.  He is named after a church and has a pub named after him.  I have often in my youth tipped my hat to him when passing on the way from the pub but only once when passing on the way to theContinue reading “I love it when a plan…..(a pedal and a tootle)”