Flower power

Today’s guest picture is a one off. It shows two elderly people having a quiet sit down while visiting their granddaughter in London. It was taken by the granddaughter’s mother. We had another pretty hot and sunny day today as the jet stream continued to hold the Atlantic low at bay. At its peak, theContinue reading “Flower power”

A pedal and a push

Today’s guest picture, taken by our son Tony at quarter to six this morning shows the sunrise in East Wemyss. Not perhaps technically the greatest picture because of the low light but definitely one of the best sunrises. I didn’t get up quite that early (to say the least) so I missed any Langholm sunriseContinue reading “A pedal and a push”

A matching pair

Today’s guest picture is from Paul. He was exploring the tracks round Entwistle Reservoir and spotted this handsome heron. Our excellent spell of summer weather continued here with another warm dry and mostly sunny day. We could get used to this sort of thing. I was reading the newspapers after breakfast when Mrs Tootlepedal calledContinue reading “A matching pair”

Up and about

Today’s guest picture comes from George, a friend that I met the other day. He asked me about a walk I had done. I suggested that he and his wife might like to try Walk 9 of the Langholm Walks and lo and behold, here is his wife Susan half way round the walk yesterdayContinue reading “Up and about”

New year, same scones

Today’s guest post comes from Venetia who recently went on a music making spree where among other activities, she sang while someone played a sackbut.  What is a sackbut?  This is a piece of a sackbut: The forecast was right and we had a sunny day here.  As is often the case, with winter sunContinue reading “New year, same scones”

Overcome by doubt

Today’s guest picture is another East Wemyss view from our son Tony.  They don’t don’t just do golden sunshine and handsome canines there, they do purple skies too. We were intending to catch one of the super duper 5 coach new trains from Lockerbie to Edinburgh today but having checked the early services and foundContinue reading “Overcome by doubt”

An unusual nature reserve

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Stephen, a friend of my sister Susan.  He took this picture of  a fabulous Sydney Harbour sunset. The occasion was the opening night of the annual Opera on the Harbour.  I hope he will forgive me for only using part of his shot. We had a wonderfully springContinue reading “An unusual nature reserve”

An early chill

Today’s guest picture shows a wonderful sunrise over the Forth captured by our older son Tony as he walked his dogs near his new house on the shore. We had a sunny day here but after a clear night, it was only 2°C when Mrs Tootlepedal got up and she was worried about the garden. Continue reading “An early chill”

A sign of welcome

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin’s Spanish holiday where he came across this chap.  Hard to know what he is thinking. We had a lovely day here, warm with light winds.  I will say that again: We had a lovely day here, warm with light winds. There was an article in my newspaper this morningContinue reading “A sign of welcome”