Rained off

Today’s flower is another bergania. They spring unnoticed from beneath cabbage like leaves. We were greeted by howling wind and lashing rain when we woke and after a brief telephone consultation, Dropscone and I wisely decided that the day was not suitable for the morning cycle. As a result I spent some time after breakfastContinue reading “Rained off”

Down came the rain

Today’s picture shows a lofty view of London and was taken by my sister Susan from New Zealand House where she was at a function. You can see Nelson’s Column if you look carefully. She was mixing in High Society As forecast, the rain was pouring down as I woke. We were promised a shortContinue reading “Down came the rain”

The last day of sunshine

Today’s picture is of a bergania which has just come into bloom. The day dawned with one of those mists that promise a lovely day when they clear. It was still misty and decidedly chilly when Dropscone and I set off on the morning cycle ride but by the time that we had finished, itContinue reading “The last day of sunshine”

Glorious sunshine

Today’s picture is of one of the remaining chaffinches enjoying a sunflower seed in the warm evening sunshine Today’s blog is rather picture heavy but not too many birds from the garden. Bruce, a great railway enthusiast read yesterday’s blog and sent me two pictures from years gone by to match the places that MrsContinue reading “Glorious sunshine”

Church and chapel

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Susan, shows an unexpectedly urban end to the canal at Paddington, London. Our good weather continued today, although it was pretty chilly when we got up at seven o’clock. The early start was to allow Mrs Tootlepedal to go to work for eight 0’clock. I waited forContinue reading “Church and chapel”

No kidding

Today’s picture comes from Joyce Lewis in Canada and shows St Andrew’s United Church in Williamstown, Ontario. It was built in 1812. Our weather is a bit different at the moment and we have been having some genuinely warm days for the first time this year. Dropscone and I weren’t quite at the stage ofContinue reading “No kidding”

Better late then never

Today’s picture shows the crowning of our nearest lamp post We’re not getting too excited because they are not switching them on until next week. This will mean that they are just in time for summer as the clocks go forward this weekend. Owing to a glitch in the WordPress computer system, I couldn’t writeContinue reading “Better late then never”

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