Blown away

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother on the 3rd of March and shows snow in the Lake District then.  It snowed here today at the very end of the month.  So much for March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. When I woke up at eight o’clock, itContinue reading “Blown away”

A peda, a wal and a tootl (they were all rather short)

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce.  On one of his walks with his dog, he noticed that the receptacle provided for the convenience of dog walkers has acquired a ‘genius loci’. I woke up to a sunny morning and toyed with the idea of getting up into cycling clothes andContinue reading “A peda, a wal and a tootl (they were all rather short)”

Hawkeye and an unexpected scone

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our gardening consultant Liz and shows her daughter Sara reviewing her birthday cake with commendable calm.  The lad in the background has still got a little to learn about how to wear a hat, Our clocks leapt an hour forward during the night and I adjusted toContinue reading “Hawkeye and an unexpected scone”

It’s a matter of a pinion

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my son Anthony.  It shows his dogs scampering about on Portobello beach on the shores of the Firth of Forth.  The dog on the left must have been going a lot faster than the dog on the middle to be so out of focus. After a nightContinue reading “It’s a matter of a pinion”

Anything went

Today’s guest picture is a swan posing for my sister Mary by the Serpentine. It was a bright and sunny day at breakfast time but cold enough at 3 degrees C to make me grateful that Mrs Tootlepedal had to go out to help record  the newspaper for the blind while I had to stayContinue reading “Anything went”

Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who is very proud of her pond’s first crop of tadpoles.  She sent me a video of them wriggling  but I thought it would be too exciting for the readers. After yesterday’s busy day, I took things quietly today.  I was helped by a very windy day which discouragedContinue reading “Life in the slow lane”

Three journeys

Today’s guest picture shows a newspaper headline spotted in Hull by my friend Bruce, who is on a tour of interesting places in England.  He remarks that it is not a headline that he has seen before.  I remark that it must be hard to keep a flying goldfish in a bowl. It was aContinue reading “Three journeys”

All hail

No guest picture today but a garden puzzle instead.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I thought that someone had thrown a bicycle tyre into the garden when we caught a glimpse of this but we were wrong.  We know what it is now but can any gardening reader identify it? We greeted the dawn brightly today forContinue reading “All hail”

From feast to famine

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who remarks that he knew some dogs were given chips but he didn’t realise that they got cheese as well. We had another sunny day here today which was very welcome but it was accompanied by a brisk and chilly wind which made cyclingContinue reading “From feast to famine”

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