I’ll follow the sun

Today’s picture shows the yellow rose really trying hard to come out. It was a grey, wet and windy morning and by mutual consent Dropscone and I abandoned any idea of cycling and substituted a cup of coffee with Arthur and some drop scones instead.  Mrs Tootlepedal braved the weather and combined a little exerciseContinue reading “I’ll follow the sun”

Wet walk

Today’s picture is another look at our resident robin…or it may be one  of a string of robins that visit us.  All robins look a bit the same to me. It was another gloomy morning and the only colour came from the birds. I think that the chaffinch gives an idea of the dampness ofContinue reading “Wet walk”

A sad day

Today’s picture, sent to me by Gavin, shows Cat Barlow ringing a woodpecker at her feeder station.  It pecked her.  You can see more pictures of the ringing on Gavin’s blog. There was a sad start to the day when Mrs Tootlepedal and I went to the funeral in Carlisle of the husband of oneContinue reading “A sad day”


Today’s picture shows a potentilla which joins the frost survivors club in the garden Dropscone was away on a jaunt to London and my get and go seemed to have gone with him because, although the day was very reasonable, I couldn’t summon up the energy to get a bike out.  I told myself thatContinue reading “Absent”


Today’s picture shows a blue tit on the fat ball fortress.  I took it at lunch time and no better bird shot presented itself the whole day in spite of (because of?) my shiny new feeder. Dropscone has taken the bike he has been riding lately to the bike shop for a service as heContinue reading “Spiked”

The return of Granny

Today’s picture was sent to my sister Susan by a relative of a relative who had come across her family history site.  It shows our great uncle in a splendid motor. I was in our rather less glamorous motor as we spent the best part of the day taking Granny to Warrington where she wasContinue reading “The return of Granny”

Coasting along

Today’s picture from my sister Susan’s recent trip to the Balkans shows a fine Macedonian mosaic. As the forecast was for rain at ten, Dropscone and I started our morning pedal at 8.30 in an effort to beat the weather.  We stopped for a moment on the way to allow Dropscone to put on aContinue reading “Coasting along”

More visitors

Today’s picture is from Tash and shows the fine weather that Tony, Marianne and Tash enjoyed in Menorca on their recent holiday. Here it was not the best day for photographing flowers as it was overcast and windy but nevertheless I had a quick look round to see what had survived the recent frost.  TheseContinue reading “More visitors”