Pot hunting

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter’s recent Hampshire holiday and shows a cliff which looks as though it has had a few batterings over the centuries. It was a dry and sunny day here but a brisk northerly wind ensured that that we remembered that it was winter. Mrs Tootlepedal is pursuing herContinue reading “Pot hunting”

A winter’s tale

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia and shows Wells Cathedral at its best. It took quite a lot time for the temperature to creep above freezing today but as it was beautifully sunny, this didn’t matter too much. I had put out a second feeder expecting a bit if a rush sinceContinue reading “A winter’s tale”

No go

Today’s picture was sent to me by brother who is celebrating his birthday in Liverpool with two of our sisters.  The picture shows Susan literally getting down to the task of taking a photo for her ever informative blog. I wish that I could kneel like that. After my rather slighting remarks about the qualityContinue reading “No go”

A tootle and a (sort of) pedal

For today’s guest picture I have stolen a crop from a photograph that Venetia sent me showing some Somerset cows enjoying a stray spot of sunshine a couple of days ago. There was a moment of sunshine here today too but mostly it was cold, grey and occasionally sleety.  In fact, the sleet showers wereContinue reading “A tootle and a (sort of) pedal”

A walk and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who had to put up with a day without electricity yesterday as men put in a new and improved supply to his area of the town. We had a relatively warm (7°C) but very grey day with a tendency towards drizzle which discouraged any inclination to go for aContinue reading “A walk and a tootle”

Hill test

Today’s guest picture is a fine mossy roof spotted by my daughter on her recent jaunt to Hampshire. The forecasters had promised us a sunny day but there was little chance of a suntan and a reasonable chance of getting wet  in the morning.  I timed my visit to our corner shop with such precisionContinue reading “Hill test”

A welcome lift

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent and shows some shortbread baked especially for Burns’ Night, the occasion of the annual celebration of the life of the poet Robert Burns on January 25th. (Fiona has baked four good Scots words into her shortbread, words suggested by her reverend parents.  They are bahookie, blootered, drookitContinue reading “A welcome lift”

Hope and disappointment

Today’s guest picture sent from Edinburgh shows Matilda in an elated state, having found something to good to watch on the telly at last. After a chilly night, we enjoyed a sunny day for once.  I couldn’t make the best of it though, as I had to go to Carlisle again to try to getContinue reading “Hope and disappointment”

Miracle cure (temporary)

Today’s guest picture sent to me from Edinburgh shows the world’s greatest baby wearing what must be the world’s greatest baby bonnet since it was knitted by the the world’s greatest baby’s grandma. We had another of the just above freezing, cold, dry, windless days which have been our meteorological diet recently.  This left theContinue reading “Miracle cure (temporary)”

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