Cracking walnuts

Today’s picture is of George. He is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in what can only be described as inhospitable conditions. He told me that he was looking forward to the challenge of cycling to Edinburgh today. I was speechless (for once). He was a bit under-equipped for the weather so I lentContinue reading “Cracking walnuts”

Calm before the storm

Today’s picture, which shows the sort of fun you can have in a Munich park if you happen to have your wetsuit with you, was sent to me by my friend Nancy who has just been there on an Art Club trip. The heavy rain, which had caused our end wall to leak, eased offContinue reading “Calm before the storm”

Hard times

Today’s picture is a grand tub of well sieved home made compost. What could be more satisfying? I was a bit tired when I woke up and the wind was blowing hard enough to rattle the windows so I rang up Dropscone and chickened out of the morning pedal. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to workContinue reading “Hard times”

Up before the beak

Today’s picture is a view taken from the highest point of Torwoodlee Golf Course near Galashiels. It was sent by Dropscone who was doing a bit of course assessment there. In the absence of Dropscone at work, I was intending to do a longer morning ride than usual but I was overcome by idleness andContinue reading “Up before the beak”

Sticking point

Today’s picture is of a quizzical blackbird For the first time for quite a few days the wind wasn’t blowing hard this morning. As a result, Dropscone and I fairly whizzed round the morning run and enjoyed our coffee and scones in a very good mood. Mrs Tootlepedal had gone to get her hair cutContinue reading “Sticking point”

Panic attack

Today’s picture is an allium. Mrs Tootlepdal suffered from severe allium envy when she read recently of a gardenĀ  that had hundreds of alliums in it. I say that it is quality that counts not quantity. I had an entertaining time for a while this morning watching modern parenting skills in action. First, the childContinue reading “Panic attack”

The red bike reborn

Today’s picture shows Dropscone with his bike back from the mender after it had been crushed by a car We were fortunate in being able to dodge the showers this morning as we went round the morning route. Although we met traffic at almost every junction, we got round in a reasonable time in theContinue reading “The red bike reborn”

Damp squib

Today’s picture is from the heart of London, sent by my sister Mary from one of her walks. This is the end of the Regent’s Canal at Limehouse Basin. It’s a far cry from the London docks of 50 years ago. I had arranged to go cycling early this morning but the weather was veryContinue reading “Damp squib”

Just ducky

I have two pictures of the day today because I couldn’t choose between them. They are both so fine that I am going to give the a bigger size than usual. The first is a picture from my sister Susan’s recent trip to Switzerland. ..and the second is from even further afield. Joyce has sentContinue reading “Just ducky”

Expert analysis

Today’s picture is of my flute pupil, Luke. He has been practising hard and is making good progress. The weather dawned fine and warm but the forecast threatened rain later. Dropscone was taking medical advice so I was on my own for a pedal. I had met Kevin, a near neighbour and bike enthusiast, atContinue reading “Expert analysis”