Another song cycle day

The guest picture of the day comes courtesy of Mary Jo from Manitoba who asked her friend Lucie to send me this really stunning picture of a bison, with which Lucie had a close encounter in Riding Mountain National Park. The forecast shows a lot of rain showers coming our way over the next weekContinue reading “Another song cycle day”

Ending on a high

Today’s guest picture is another from the treasure trove of lovely pictures that my sister Mary took on her Lake District holiday.  This one was taken while she was having elevenses in Grange. I have gone well over my self imposed picture limit today for which I apologise as I realise that readers are busy people withContinue reading “Ending on a high”

A welcome forecasting error

Today’s guest picture shows a very nice bridge that my sister Mary met in the Lake District last week.  You can see Lancrigg Hotel in the background.  She tells me that Wordsworth used to sit and write poetry there. After our brief burst of unseasonably warm and sunny weather, we were promised a day of continualContinue reading “A welcome forecasting error”

A song and a smile

Today’s guest picture from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia, shows what is going on on the street….or to be more accurate, a sunset in the churchyard in the village of Street in Somerset. I felt rather weedy in the morning with very little get up and go in evidence and as a result when Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “A song and a smile”

The storm after the calm

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She has just spent a week in the Lake District and enjoyed some good weather.  On this occasion, she was returning to Grasmere when the sun came out. We were actually quite grateful this morning here when the sun went in as it was still very warm. Continue reading “The storm after the calm”

Over the hill

The guest picture of the day was sent to me by my older son, Tony.  He was much impressed by this robot lawn mower mowing a public space in Edinburgh.  I was too so although it is not the sharpest photo, I have used it. We had another day of incessant sunshine and I wasContinue reading “Over the hill”

A garden visitor

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her mother Clare, shows Matilda having fun in the Botanic gardens in Edinburgh this morning. We were promised a wonderful day of sunshine here today but when I set off to fill the Moorland bird feeders after breakfast, the hills were covered with clouds.  By the time that IContinue reading “A garden visitor”

No miles but a full day

I found today’s guest picture while looking at last month’s files.  It shows two pelicans which my sister Mary met in St James’ Park in April and it should have appeared before now. She describes the pelicans as “resting from their ‘amusing the tourists’ activities.” After the slightly cool air yesterday, today was back toContinue reading “No miles but a full day”

An accidental visit

Today’s guest picture shows the west face of Hereford Cathedral.  My brother likes imposing church buildings. Having had their little bit of fun yesterday, the weather gods were in a cheerier mood today and helped me out. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal was looking out of the kitchen window when she thought that she saw aContinue reading “An accidental visit”

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