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”

All lit up

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She saw this old wireless transmitting station and was amazed to find that it is on sale as a dwelling. We had a day of variable weather, with a selection of wind, rain, hail, thunder and occasional sunshine.  It was very cold too too and the combination of theContinue reading “All lit up”

Fully furnished

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my recorder playing friend Susan who saw this fine skyscape on a recent cycle outing. We had a sharp frost during the night but the ground was remarkably ice free in the morning and while there was still frozen water in a bucket outside the back doorContinue reading “Fully furnished”

Carpeted

Today’s guest picture shows some friends which my Newcastle correspondent Fiona met in Malta. After a chilly night, there was just enough rise in the temperature to get me out on the bike while Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir.  There was a chilly wind and I was back into myContinue reading “Carpeted”

Triumph for Mrs Tootlepedal & co

Today’s guest picture shows the world’s greatest small person in reflective mood at a party. After breakfast, I waved good bye to Mrs Tootlepedal as she set off to Dumfries with three colleagues from the Ewes WRI group to take part in a competition for 15 minutes of prose and poetry readings on the themeContinue reading “Triumph for Mrs Tootlepedal & co”

Heavy breathing

Today’s guest pictures, sent to me by Bruce, shows some of the inhabitants of Gilnockie who haven’t decided how they are going to vote in the forthcoming general election. It was hard to know who or what to blame.  Was it the dry spell making for dusty conditions, was it the flowers in the gardenContinue reading “Heavy breathing”