A day of action

Today’s picture, taken by Dropscone, shows me practising my putting before playing nine holes of golf this afternoon. The day started with a bonus as Chuck Muir joined Dropscone and me  for our morning ride. It was still pretty cool but there was no danger of meeting black ice so we wrapped up well andContinue reading “A day of action”

Static and dynamic

Today’s picture is of a siskin’s head. The only bird that stood still all morning. Today was the day of the RSPB garden bird count so as soon as I had finished my porridge, I set about counting the birds in the garden. You are supposed to count the most of any one sort thatContinue reading “Static and dynamic”

Ton Up

Today’s picture is another of Dropscone’s golfing scenes from yesterday. This shows Jim and George ready to tee off on the first. Classic dress style is always at the forefront of Langholm’s senior golfers’ thoughts. We are in a run of near freezing morning temperatures so there was no cycling after breakfast today. Instead, IContinue reading “Ton Up”

The benefits of old age

Today’s picture, from the camera of Dropscone, shows Arthur at work on the golf course. I was disappointed to find out that the better weather had not in any way abated his enthusiasm for indexing. Although it was not freezing this morning, Dropscone and I reckoned it was still too cold for sensible cycling soContinue reading “The benefits of old age”

A day with teeth in it

Today’s picture is of Chichester Cathedral and was sent to me by my sister Susan. For the third day running, we were able to get out on our bikes for the morning ride. As an experiment with Dropscone’s heart monitor in mind, we went round it the ‘wrong way’. That is to say, we wentContinue reading “A day with teeth in it”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s picture was taken on a recent walk on Whita Hill by my tootling friend Susan. It certainly has that romantic air which the landscape painters loved. The day started with a ride round the morning run with Dropscone. He has got a heart monitor after reading an article on getting fit in a magazineContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

Normality strikes

Today’s picture is of a squirrel visiting my daughter’s bird feeder in London. I am glad we don’t have to have such heavily armoured feeders here. Today was a red letter day. It started for the first time for what seems like months, with a trip round the usual morning ride with Dropscone. I admitContinue reading “Normality strikes”

Quieter day

Today’s picture is of swans in the Longtown gravel pit. As Mrs Tootlepedal and my sister have both contributed swans to the blog, I thought I should do my bit too. In any other year, today would have ranked as a very nice day for January but after the explosion of light of yesterday, itContinue reading “Quieter day”

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