In the frame

Today’s picture shows a bridge in Christchurch,  NZ, a much battered city.  It came to me from Maisie’s mother by way of Maisie’s grandparent.  I like the comment on the bottom of the picture. It was so wet and windy today that there was no thought of cycling.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to work andContinue reading “In the frame”

Becoming conduct

Today’s picture, a moody shot of Dubrovnik, comes from my sister Susan’s recent travels in Croatia. Dropscone appeared a little early today as he had to take his daughter Susan to the station as the first step of her journey to Abu Dhabi for the next Formula 1 motor race.   She has been all overContinue reading “Becoming conduct”

Ups and downs

Today’s photograph is an obliging fieldfare posing for Bruce on Sunday.  This was one of a large flock. I was one of a small flock (two) of cyclists going to Waterbeck this morning.  Dropscone had brought his speedy bike and was in determined mood with the result that we went round the run eight minutesContinue reading “Ups and downs”

An interesting evening

Today’s picture, taken by the husband of Hilary, Dropscone’s niece, shows something interesting in Central Park, NY last week. It was a wet, miserable Sunday and I spent all but five minutes (out getting a Sunday paper) of the day in the house doing nothing very much.  I might characterise it as heavy resting onContinue reading “An interesting evening”

Going for a drive in the country

Today’s picture, courtesy of Jennifer in Western Australia again, is a pardalote, one of the peep wren family  (as if you don’t know that already). Here we were greeted by the lightest possible snowfall… …and temperatures just high enough to leave a flower or two in business. I was pleased to see a tit tuckingContinue reading “Going for a drive in the country”

Cold nose

Today’s picture of a willy wagtail from Western Australia was kindly sent to me by a reader called Jennifer in return for a copy of Susan’s nice picture.  This is a very fine picture and  a very nice gesture. The question this morning was, ‘Would it be warm enough for a pedal?’  The thermometer saidContinue reading “Cold nose”

Wireless magic

Today’s picture is another from one of my brother Andrew’s walks with his wife, Catherine.  It shows a set of stepping stones in the river Dove. He bravely walked across them. Dropscone was off visiting Glasgow but the day was fair and I had every opportunity to go for a pedal by myself.  I spurnedContinue reading “Wireless magic”

Mrs Tootlepedal gets high

Today’s picture is another from my recorder playing friend Susan.  I have taken just a part of a very striking picture looking down from above the town. Mrs Tootlepedal and I had arranged to go cycling this morning but an early telephone call put paid to that as she was called in to cover forContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal gets high”

Let there be music

Today’s picture, taken by  my recorder playing friend Susan on one of her walks, shows just how muddy the tracks round here have got after months of wet weather.  Snorkel and flippers required. After three day of enjoyable cycling, my body struck back today and I was too tired to do anything useful for mostContinue reading “Let there be music”

The news from the joints is good

Today’s picture shows Guthrie with whom I had a cup of tea in the afternoon. The glorious sunshine of yesterday had gone but it was still a reasonably warm and dry day.  I had arranged to cycle with Dropscone if my joints had recovered from yesterday’s efforts and happily they were quite well enough toContinue reading “The news from the joints is good”

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