Modified rapture

Today’s guest picture comes from my nephew Dan who is in Tromsø in Norway.  It rained so much that he and his companion had to take refuge in the Tromsdalen Church, sometimes called the Arctic Cathedral. The forecast, which had suggested a sunny day and a temperature of five degrees by lunchtime, was partially right. Continue reading “Modified rapture”

Back to front

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He recently found himself on top of Bosley Cloud, a 1125ft eminence on the Staffordshire- Cheshire border with, according to to the Visit Cheshire website, stunning views over the surrounding countryside.  It lived up to its name when my brother was there though, and there was aContinue reading “Back to front”

Mrs Tootlepedal goes too far

Today’s guest picture comes from former Archive Group member Ken, who is now over in the north east.  He sent me this picture of a very special K4 kiosk, one of only 50 introduced in 1927.  They combined a telephone kiosk with a coin operated stamp vending machine and a post box.  This one isContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal goes too far”

Festive fare shoogling

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  I have seen many murmurations of starlings before but I have never seen one where the starlings murmured in the actual shape of a starling.   She was on the Somerset levels when she took this amazing picture. We had another morning of family fun with MatildaContinue reading “Festive fare shoogling”

Boxing day

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Canada.  She was on a family visit when she noticed the under snow tracks of a directionally challenged mouse. As well as family visitors today, we had a few bird visitors too.  Interestingly, we had almost no bird visitors yesterday judging by how little seed had gone,Continue reading “Boxing day”

It’s Christmas day

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  His terrier sums up precisely that  evening feeling on Christmas day. Many readers kindly wished that Mrs Tootlepedal and I should have a happy Christmas and their wishes must carry great force, because we did. For a start, the sun shone properly for the first time forContinue reading “It’s Christmas day”

Visitors

Today’s guest picture is another of Gunta’s fine bridges.  This one is at Newport. It was another gloomy morning here with occasional rain.  Even the chaffinch on the feeder seemed to be a bit hunched against the weather. The rain stopped but it didn’t make this blackbird feel any happier about things. At one moment,Continue reading “Visitors”

A poor second

Today’s guest picture is another that Bruce took on the misty morning of December 18th.  I use it in particular because it is now five days since we saw any sun and it is good to be reminded that the sun does come out here from time to time. In real life, rather than recollection,Continue reading “A poor second”

Another year gone

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was cheered up by a bit of brightness at Coal Drops Yard on a very gloomy day at Kings Cross. We were cheered up on another very gloomy day here by a lively performance from the Sunday Club children at our church service this morning.  ThisContinue reading “Another year gone”