Caught out

The landscape photography book which I have been reading says that I should avoid the mundane and aim for the mysterious. The mystery for the spectator can be one of four things; what is it? what does it mean to me? does it touch my emotions? why did the photographer take the picture?  In thisContinue reading “Caught out”

A brief respite

Today’s picture, from my brother Andrew includes a bridge over a swollen Sor Brook near Banbury.  Rain everywhere. It was a brighter day here when I got up and there was even a hint of sunshine.  To compensate for this, there was a bitter wind blowing.  Sandy and I felt the extreme keenness of thisContinue reading “A brief respite”

Scaling turkey mountain

  Today’s picture, taken with and sent from Granny’s iPad through a miracle of technology, shows my daughter Annie in her smart and self knitted winter hat.   She would brighten anyone’s day up. It was a day that needed brightening.  I had gone to sleep with a howling wind whistling round the house and IContinue reading “Scaling turkey mountain”

Bereft and breezy

Today’s picture comes from Bruce and shows his walking companions in inquisitive mood. After the exhilaration of actually getting out on the bike yesterday, today was a marked contrast.  It was grey and ferociously windy all day and the greyness was compounded by the departure of Mrs Tootlepedal to southern climes to stay with herContinue reading “Bereft and breezy”

A little ray of sunshine

Today’s picture, taken by my brother on a cycle ride near Banbury recently, shows that we are not the only people with  puddles. Today it was Christmas.  All day.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in church in the middle of preparing a a feast suitable for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.  The rest ofContinue reading “A little ray of sunshine”

I’m dreaming of a dry Christmas

Today’s picture shows a Christmas Tree (or possibly a church spire) creation in sugar and chocolate that my son Anthony has prepared for the festive season. Yesterday was just a momentary break in the procession of miserable days that have lead up to Christmas.  Today it was back to perpetual rain and grey skies.  ThereContinue reading “I’m dreaming of a dry Christmas”

Blue sky thinking

Today’s picture, sent by Joyce from Canada, gives a vivid impression of her current weather conditions.  She thinks we ought to stop moaning about a little drop of rain. We had a much better day here and not before time.  It hardly rained at all and from time to time it was possible to catchContinue reading “Blue sky thinking”

Short day, short post

Today’s picture was sent to me by Fiona, a Langholmite living in Newcastle.  It shows a large scale land sculpture called Northumberlandia, an ugly name for an potentially beautiful place.  It is a work by Charles Jenks, an interesting artist.  And if you look carefully, you can see what the landscaping represents.  I don’t knowContinue reading “Short day, short post”

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