Going nuts

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It is not the sharpest picture that he has ever taken but you don’t get to see an otter very often, so any picture is brilliant. Our spell of gorgeous late summer weather continued here today. Once again it was sunny without being too hot, so weContinue reading “Going nuts”

Crossed lines

Today’s guest photograph comes from my sister Caroline. She found some nice looking lawn tennis courts where people seemed to prefer drinking coffee to playing the game. We had another day here which took a bit of time to warm up, but by midday, the clouds had cleared away and it was wonderfully sunny butContinue reading “Crossed lines”

Carried away

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who found some peaceful water on a walk. This is Locko Park. We had a dull start to the day here, with the clouds slow to clear. As a result it was quite a bit cooler than yesterday, and I thought it prudent to put a jerseyContinue reading “Carried away”

On the up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who found a quiet moment in a visit to a cafe to reflect on things. Mirror, mirror on the wall . . . We had another lovely day here today, though at times when the sun was fully out, it was almost too hot, a good complaintContinue reading “On the up”

Coup de grâce

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. It was taken on his recent visit to Langholm and shows an old chap with too much time on his hands tearing up a cardboard packet to go into the compost. We had a second fine, dry, warm day here, and very welcome it was too afterContinue reading “Coup de grâce”

A almost perfect pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He enjoyed a beautiful day by the river in Derby today. We had a lovely day here too, with the mist clearing off the hills in the morning sunshine as we got up. Mrs Tootlepedal got busy in the garden, and I set off on my bikeContinue reading “A almost perfect pedal”

Choral chaos and an outing

Today’s guest picture come from our friend Bruce. He spotted a septic tank cleaning lorry on the Kilngreen and was amused by its tag. I was too. ( I don’t know if ‘meals on wheels’ is an international institution, but here it provides home meals for those unable to get out of the house orContinue reading “Choral chaos and an outing”

Thoroughly alarmed

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He met two new friends on his walk yesterday. In contravention of my unwritten rule to use only pictures taken on the day of a post, I am starting today with a picture I took yesterday when we were on our way to visit Mike and Anne.Continue reading “Thoroughly alarmed”

A dull day, but with scones

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She looked out of her window at just the right moment to see a sparrowhawk visiting her garden. The most exciting thing to visit our garden today was undoubtedly Dropscone, who came for coffee. He is always welcome, especially when he comes bearing home made sconesContinue reading “A dull day, but with scones”

Berry picking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He got his neighbour, who has a better camera than him, to take this picture of three barn owls chicks getting ready to take their first flight. I am grateful to them both. We had another grey morning here, but it stayed dry and the weatherContinue reading “Berry picking”