On the trail again

Today’s double guest picture comes from Langholm exile, Tom, in South Africa and shows his niece Laura, who is visiting from Langholm, watching the Cape Epic mountain bike race  together with a slice of action from the event itself. The day started with glorious sunshine and it would have been a perfect morning for aContinue reading “On the trail again”

Prehistoric trail

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce.  He ordered 28 litter pickers from two different sources.  24 of them came in the small box at the front of his picture.  The other four from Amazon came in one enormous box each.  This is the economics of madness. It was sunny when I wokeContinue reading “Prehistoric trail”

A good hiding

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend, the clarinet playing gardener Liz and shows a fine scarlet elf cup which she met while walking the dog, I started the day by making a lamb stew for the slow cooker while Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir.  I use the slow cookerContinue reading “A good hiding”

Tootlepedal!

Today’s guest picture has been postponed in favour of a picture of my old friend Arthur Bell striding across the golf course which he tended, planted and weeded as though it was his own back garden for many years. This picture was taken three years ago and his work on the golf course both asContinue reading “Tootlepedal!”

A long and windy road

Today’s guest picture is another taken by my brother on his recent visit to Buttermere. It is always good to have the energy to climb up high enough to get a good view of a lake. The stormy weather continued here today with some hefty rain showers in the morning.  One of these was perfectlyContinue reading “A long and windy road”

Over the hill at last

I have had a very good response to my request for guest pictures and I am working through them.  My thanks go to those who replied.  Today’s choice is a lovely view of Buttermere taken in the sun by my sister Mary and sent to me in a text message. We had a thoroughly sunnyContinue reading “Over the hill at last”

A welcome thorn tree

Today’s guest picture shows a concrete warship which our holidaying neighbour Gavin visited today near Monterey.  He tells me it is the SS Palo Alto,  a concrete ship built as a tanker at the end of World War I.  He adds that it smells terrible. We had another chilly and breezy day with occasional snow showers, though it was just warmContinue reading “A welcome thorn tree”

Day lite

Today’s guest picture is a deeply weepy  shot from Regents Park.  It was one a recent set taken there by my sister Mary. After a couple of reasonable days, the Met Office foreboding came true today and we started with a cold, grey and windy day and ended with a slightly warmer, much greyer andContinue reading “Day lite”

The full score

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Haarlem.  It shows a very elegant brewery sign.  He remarks that there were over 100 breweries in Haarlem. The Met Office had been full of gloomy warnings of frost and icy roads for this morning but once again, they were too pessimistic and we hadContinue reading “The full score”

An unexpected break

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin, who is currently in San Francisco. He tells me, “This is Oracle, the USA entry for the 2015 Americas Cup. It passed our tourist boat today going at full speed with 2 speedboats tailing it and it was almost flying. I have never seen anything without anContinue reading “An unexpected break”