Putting up with it

Today’s picture shows a battered toadstool on the golf course. Golf was the chief business of the day and as I was determined to try to play well, I didn’t go cycling in the morning first. This left my monthly mileage total a little lower than I would have like but still above the 500Continue reading “Putting up with it”

A turn for the worse

Today’s picture is a marigold in default of any new life in the garden. The darkness of the background gives an impression of the gloominess of the day.  We had been promised a good start to the week but it rained on and off during the morning and the early part of the afternoon too. Continue reading “A turn for the worse”

Very unhappy indeed

Today’s picture is the splendid restoration of the Scotsman Steps in Edinburgh. My sisters and brother walked up these the other day. They have been relaid in various shades of marble. It was a quiet restful day with a gentle pedal but the event overriding any pleasure that I had felt was the apparently fatalContinue reading “Very unhappy indeed”

And a good judge too

Today’s picture shows a final burst of activity from a side shoot of a campanula. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the morning in Newcastleton judging the needlework classes in the Holm Show. It was pretty wet and horrible so I stayed at home and did the bank holiday competition crossword for want of anything better to do.Continue reading “And a good judge too”

Fingers crossed

Today’s picture is from my friend Bob. He used the word ‘orpine’ in a game of Scrabble recently and I raised an eyebrow at so strange a word so just to show me, he has sent me a picture of one he saw on a recent walk. It is a sedum. The morning was fineContinue reading “Fingers crossed”

Unexpected sunshine

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal’s first venture into cucumber growing still bearing fruit. In spite of a gloomy forecast, it was a lovely day today from dawn until dusk. If there was a drawback, it was the chilly morning temperature and I had to put a thicker cycling jacket on for the first time forContinue reading “Unexpected sunshine”

New visitor and a great show

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from a recent walk. I had a day of rest today after the exertions of the last two days and my morning was brightened by the arrival of Dropscone and Arthur for a cup of coffee. Dropscone’s leg is improving and he arrived by bike which isContinue reading “New visitor and a great show”

A lift, a swing and a tootle

Today’s picture is another from the series of morning walks from my sister Mary. It looks like Regent’s Park to me. There was no time for cycling today as I had a full programme. First on the list was taking Susan to Carlisle  to catch a train to London for stage one of a tripContinue reading “A lift, a swing and a tootle”

A bridge far enough

I have been sent several photos for photo of the day which is very nice. This one, sent to me by Dropscone, was taken locally by his daughter Susan on one of her walks. It’s got a lot of layers in it. The forecast was good and the wind was light. Everything pointed to aContinue reading “A bridge far enough”

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