Better late then never

Today’s picture shows the crowning of our nearest lamp post We’re not getting too excited because they are not switching them on until next week. This will mean that they are just in time for summer as the clocks go forward this weekend. Owing to a glitch in the WordPress computer system, I couldn’t writeContinue reading “Better late then never”


Today’s picture is a very serious siskin It was a beautiful day with wall to wall sunshine. However, as usual, the day started with a frost on the ground and even though the temperature rose steadily, it remained remarkably chilly even in the sun. I’m not complaining as I have only missed two days ofContinue reading “Afluence”


Today’s picture is more daffs very nearly out.. I am getting quite excited. Today was a day, as they say, of sunshine and showers. The sunshine was great when it appeared but the downside was the showers which were violent, sleety and very very cold. Luckily I had already planned for two days of restContinue reading “Showery”

Steady as you go

Today’s picture is from the bottom of the garden during Joyce’s holiday in Florida. It is a bit more impressive than a frog in our pond. It was another chilly day today and in addition there was enough of a breeze to make it feel chillier still. It wasn’t raining though and that is alwaysContinue reading “Steady as you go”

A spring in my step

I asked for pictures to put in the picture of the day spot and I got six sent today so I am going to have two contrasting pictures of the day today. The first from my sister Susan shows spring in Regent’s Park, London and the second from Joyce Lewis shows the view from herContinue reading “A spring in my step”

At long last

Today’s picture is of a frozen cobweb outside the bathroom window. The photo doesn’t do it justice. It was magical to look at. It was another rather housebound day today, though Mrs Tootlepedal went to work and I managed a short trip to John’s shop. It was minus 5º when we got up and itContinue reading “At long last”

Dropscone returns

Today’s flower is the other big burst of colour remaining in the garden It was an extremely wet morning today so there was no cycling.  The internet came on again which was a relief. You don’t realise how much of your life revolves around the internet until it disappears. My golfing partner Arthur came roundContinue reading “Dropscone returns”