Choir on fire

Today’s guest picture is another from Mike Tinker’s visit to his grandchildren in New Zealand.  While there, he and Alison visited the Abel Tasman track.  It looks like a grand place to visit.It was a reasonably sunny morning but any joy at this was tempered by a mean minded and penetrating wind which made itContinue reading “Choir on fire”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother.  He has been a bit unwell lately and unable to go for his customary vigorous walks but he is recovering well and taking pictures in flatter places for the moment.  This is the ferry across Portsmouth harbour.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I took our bikes across on this ferryContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Long time no sea

Today’s picture is another from Mike Tinker’s recent visit to NZ.  It shows an elegantly silhouetted shag (he tells me that all cormorants are called shags in NZ). After a spate of cool, windy days, we had a calm and warm day today and with my back well rested by some well judged idleness, cyclingContinue reading “Long time no sea”

Done and dusted

Today’s guest picture shows a colourful corner of my daughter’s garden on Monday.  As she is in Cannes at the moment, it is having to get on without her. I personally had a very quiet day in contrast to the loud and windy weather outside.  After a night of rain, it was at least dry,Continue reading “Done and dusted”

Waving not drowning

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike Tinker.  He and his wife Alison were able to take a little time off from talking with their granddaughters on their recent visit to NZ to enjoy the sights.  The picture shows the Split Apple rock in the Abel Tasman National Park After the warmth and light of yesterday,Continue reading “Waving not drowning”

Over the limit

I apologise for today’s guest picture but it is another from the St Bees Sportive and I have put it in because I paid good money for it so I am going to use it. I also apologise for breaking my own rule about how many pictures I should put in a post.  I wasContinue reading “Over the limit”

Strictly for the birds

Today’s guest picture shows that the weather must be better in the south than it is here because my sister Mary saw this tremendous display of colour in the Isabella Plantation in  Richmond Park yesterday. We had a nice sunny day here today which was welcome but the brisk and chilly wind that came withContinue reading “Strictly for the birds”

Led astray by fast women

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia in Somerset and shows a bluebell wood that she stumbled upon recently by accident while taking a break from electioneering.  That’s my kind of accident. I had no time for morning photographs as Mrs Tootlepedal and I had to up early for the 60 mile drive to St BeesContinue reading “Led astray by fast women”

Repetition

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister Elizabeth, who is visiting her daughter in America.  It was taken on the Monticello estate (home of Thomas Jefferson) which is near where her daughter  lives. It shows a hotel for insects, and she assures me that there are many insects in this part of the world. AlthoughContinue reading “Repetition”

Dodging the showers

Today’s guest picture shows the Mermaid in Rye.  The picture was taken by my sister on a recent visit to this ancient town on the south coast of England.  It must be one of the prettiest inns in the country. We had another chilly and windy day with alternating sunshine and showers.  I found aContinue reading “Dodging the showers”