A walk on the wild side

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle’s correspondent’s trip to California, where she visited Stanford university. We were pleased and surprised to be presented with another fine, dry day today and we are beginning to feel that we could easily get used to this sort of thing. I started the day with a visit toContinue reading “A walk on the wild side”

What we’ve missed

Today’s guest picture shows a fine boat on the Trent and Mersey Canal.  It was encountered by my brother Andrew as he was cycling along the tow path. It was a rather disappointing morning as we woke up to be greeted by yet more rain.  Instead of cycling, I did useful things like putting aContinue reading “What we’ve missed”

A flood of cyclists

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister Liz.  She saw this deadly nightshade on a visit to the Solway shore. The day started pretty well and then improved. I got up reasonably early and went up to the Moorland Project bird feeders.  I was filling in for fillers who were otherwise engaged.  The feeders allContinue reading “A flood of cyclists”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture comes from my younger son and shows Matilda wondering whether she is always going to need a coat on in the middle of summer. Mrs Tootlepedal went to visit Matilda in Edinburgh today and I was hoping to get in a little cycling while she was away.  Unfortunately the constant strong wind,Continue reading “Blown away”

Getting the picture

In the absence of any guest pictures, I am repairing an omission for which I was rebuked by a reader after my Common Riding post. This is a shot of the Chinook helicopter which flew low over the town to check what was going on in the middle of the proceedings yesterday . Life wasContinue reading “Getting the picture”

It didn’t rain today

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia and shows a green woodpecker visiting a hornbeam in her garden.  DShe says that it made a tremendous amount of noise. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the day visiting Matilda in Edinburgh while I made the most of a second sunny day at home.  To make the dayContinue reading “It didn’t rain today”

Getting value from a damp day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who has deserted our cool damp weather for the blazing sun in California while she visits her brother who lives there.  She sent me this picture of her children suffering from the heat there and being comforted by their cousin. We had another day of continuous rainContinue reading “Getting value from a damp day”

Beating the rain

Today’s guest picture shows live steam at Llangollen.  It was taken by my friend Bruce on a recent visit.  I would have liked to have been there too. I woke up at six o’clock to see glorious sunshine peeping through the bedroom blind.  What an opportunity to get up early, take some photographs and goContinue reading “Beating the rain”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture was taken by Venetia on our recent tour with her.  It shows a fine set of foxgloves near Hopsrig. Rather to our surprise, we had a very pleasant morning today and Mrs Tootlepedal made the most of it by working hard in the garden.  I clipped three more of the box balls….Continue reading “Uphill work”

One step at a time

Today’s guest picture shows a bridge over the Trent and Mersey Canal crossed by my brother Andrew on a recent visit to Stoke-on-Trent on a rainy day. We had a better day today as far as the weather went.  The sun was not in evidence but neither was the wind, with the result that itContinue reading “One step at a time”