Dropscone drops in

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Gavin.  It shows him in front of an enormous hedge in the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh yesterday.  By coincidence, Mrs Tootlepedal and Matilda were there too yesterday but they didn’t meet Gavin. Perhaps they were on the other side of the hedge. I had a wonderful planContinue reading “Dropscone drops in”

Various transports

Today’s guest picture is the result of another visit to Edinburgh by Mrs Tootlepedal in her role as grandmother.  It shows Matilda being transported by a personal travel solution. We were all being transported today.  Mrs Tootlepedal was physically transported  by car and train to Edinburgh where she was spiritually transported with joy at seeingContinue reading “Various transports”

Top quality moaning

Today’s guest picture shows a  cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae).  It was cleverly spotted and adeptly snapped by my daughter’s partner Joe in their London garden. I had a day of practising moaning and by the evening I had just about got the hang of it.  Everything was fine when I got up but for someContinue reading “Top quality moaning”

Flat

Today’s guest picture is another of the Santander statuary spotted by my brother on his Spanish jaunt last month.  He remarks that the figures look a little put out by the building works. It was a grey and windy day and I took the opportunity to give my legs a rest so while Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Flat”

A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows a stained glass window from the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow. Once again we enjoyed  fine weather today which was better than the forecast.  I was pleased to be able to get out for a pedal after breakfast in dry conditions and with a tolerable breezeContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle, the first for a while”

Going through the mill

No guest picture today I am afraid as no one has sent me one.  Instead, here is an eye popping colour combination of peony and azalea. The weather turned out to be a lot better than the forecast and we had a fine sunny day with warm temperatures and a gentle wind.  It would haveContinue reading “Going through the mill”

A mixed day

Today’s guest picture comes from the collection sent to me by my brother-in-law Huseyin and shows Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire. I got up early and set off up the A7 on the fairly speedy bike in an effort to avoid some forecast showers.  As a plan it worked well as I saw a huge showerContinue reading “A mixed day”

Gentle activity

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent visit to Spain and shows a very flowery house in Santillana del Mar. It was another dry but grey and windy day today but we managed to fill it with undemanding activities so we didn’t miss the sun too much. We rose late and after aContinue reading “Gentle activity”

Light work

Today’s guest picture is from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal and shows Matilda in her grandly named ‘personal transport system’. It was another quite chilly, grey and windy morning but my dental discomforts were a thing of the past and Dropscone and I set off on our own personal transport systems for the morning runContinue reading “Light work”

Not what I had planned

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother-in-law’s collection and shows my sister Caroline at Hilliers Arboretum last year. I had many and various plans for the day.  Dropscone was off playing golf in a tournament for old people and Sandy is still not at his peak so I had a day to fill forContinue reading “Not what I had planned”

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