A little strained

Today’s guest picture was taken by my brother Andrew who was prevented by bad weather from doing anything more interesting than cycling to the shops in Derby but still found time to take this picture of the old A52 Bridge across the Derwent. We had a lovely sunny day today but with a distinctly autumnalContinue reading “A little strained”

From bike to bog to boogie

Today’s guest picture shows what is needed to stop erosion at a very popular hill top.  My brother Andrew visited the  summit of Mam Tor in the Peak District and took this striking picture on the way. As the main roads are generally free of lorries on a Sunday, I used to go up andContinue reading “From bike to bog to boogie”

All change

Today’s guest picture shows a quiet corner of Regent’s Park in London and was taken by my sister Mary who was probably coming back from playing tennis in the Park. We had another morning of strong winds and violent showers so it was lucky that I got up late and had an entertaining crossword toContinue reading “All change”

Washed up

Today’s guest picture was taken by my flute pupil’s mother Sharon, who encountered a special treat on her way to work this morning. It was that sort of day today but only from time to time.  Most of the time it was just raining and there was no sun at all.  And not just rainingContinue reading “Washed up”

Singing in the rain

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit that my brother paid to Sheffield.  It shows the Victoria Quay. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh after breakfast and the brisk winds and heavy rain that she left behind made me quite happy to settle down to putting some weeks of the newspaper index into the ArchiveContinue reading “Singing in the rain”

Trouser time

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows a really good excuse for taking a break from a painting job. Our good spell of weather ended with a day of strong winds.  However, the promised rain turned out to be no more than one or two early showers and I found aContinue reading “Trouser time”

Three sunny days in a row. Summer at last.

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our neighbour Liz who met this colourful beast on a recent walk in the south. I had been pressed by Scott, the minister, to go for a cycle ride of a decent distance with him as today promised wall to wall sunshine and tolerable winds.  As heContinue reading “Three sunny days in a row. Summer at last.”

Rapid improvement

Today’s guest picture comes from my older son Tony and shows a view of Oban, where he was having a short break with his partner Marianne this last weekend. We had another lovely day here today and I was in a much better state to enjoy it than I was yesterday.  Happily, most of theContinue reading “Rapid improvement”

Thwarted dream

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows the River Derwent at Derby on a very, very calm day. The forecast was for a warm and sunny day and I had a dream of what I might do on such an unusual day.  Sadly the dream was dashed as soon as I wokeContinue reading “Thwarted dream”

Three carrots

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by my friend Venetia.  The park has a lot of water in it. My get up and go took some finding this morning but it eventually emerged only to be immediately discouraged by some threatening rain drops.  In the end though, itContinue reading “Three carrots”

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