Another family meal

Today’s guest picture finally reveals Bruce’s horses in all their beauty.  They are the Kelpies at Falkirk  and well worth a visit if you haven’t seen them yet.  They are huge. Our spell of sunny weather continued and the drop in temperature continued too, with the thermometer struggling to get over 2°C today and aContinue reading “Another family meal”

Going nuts

Today’s guest picture from Bruce got a little closer to the horse in the field.  There turned out to be two of them. The forecast was right and we had another sunny day but it was even colder than yesterday and struggled to get above 3°C all day. Mrs Tootlepedal and I gave up anyContinue reading “Going nuts”

Two walks and a warble

Today’s picture comes from my friend Bruce who saw a horse in a field across a canal.  We will get closer to it tomorrow. We had another near freezing but sunny day today and it was most frustrating.  I have hardly done any cycling this month, what with bad weather and a long and irritatingContinue reading “Two walks and a warble”

Visiting Sue

Today’s guest picture is another from Wilden Marsh’s Mike Griffiths.  This shows the Church of England parish church of St Andrew in Kingham, Oxfordshire.  It has a 14th-century Perpendicular Gothic west tower with a 15th-century top. The chancel was rebuilt in 1688. It was cold and wet in the morning so I was happy toContinue reading “Visiting Sue”

The kindest cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She had got up early to watch the starlings taking off from her local nature reserve but found that a swan had got up even earlier. I got up rather later than I meant to and found that Mrs Tootlepedal was already downstairs.  As it wasContinue reading “The kindest cut”

Two treats and two mild disappointments

Today’s guest picture come from Mike Griffiths of Wilden Marsh who found the Avon at Stratford looking very beautiful on a recent chilly morning. Mrs Tootlepedal woke me up with a merry cry of,  “Come and look at the winter wonderland!” It definitely was quite wintery when I looked at the garden out of anContinue reading “Two treats and two mild disappointments”

In for a duck

Today’s guest picture comes from my flute pupil Luke’s mother, Sharon.  She drives up past the Gates of Eden to work and stopped to take this fine picture early this morning. I had hoped to see a little snow myself today as we had driven through some on our way home last night but weContinue reading “In for a duck”

Taking the cake

Today’s guest picture is another antidote to gloom and comes from my sister Mary’s visit to Bath last month. After breakfast, I took it easy in an attempt to recover from all the jollifications of my birthday while Mrs Tootlepedal drove off to Longtown to get her eyes tested. She was very fortunate to getContinue reading “Taking the cake”

Where is Noah when you need him?

Today’s guest picture, from my neighbour Liz’s recent holiday, was chosen as an antidote to our current miserable weather. If yesterday was grey, today was greyer. And wetter. A lot wetter. As it was my birthday, I took this as a personal insult but I was greatly cheered up by the gift of a delightfulContinue reading “Where is Noah when you need him?”

Gloom thoroughly lifted (temporarily)

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruc.  On his way to catch the train at Tweedbank a few days ago, he stopped to snap the fine pond in the village. Today was day that can only be described as grey.  To be fair, it could sometimes be described as ‘very grey and wet’ andContinue reading “Gloom thoroughly lifted (temporarily)”

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