A welcome return

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found this splendid knobbly tree when she visited Milton Lodge Gardens, near Wells. We had another day here where the enjoyment of some welcome sunshine was tempered by very brisk winds. We got out into the garden though, and spent quite a bit of timeContinue reading “A welcome return”

Two pedals and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. As the azaleas in our garden are not out yet, she kindly sent me this stunning display from Kenwood House. After more overnight frost, we enjoyed a bright and sunny day here, with very little wind. Mrs Tootlepedal was busy in the morning, so I went upContinue reading “Two pedals and a tootle”

A tootle and a different pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. He knows that I like trees as well as bridges. We had a busy day today with not much time to take photographs as we went about. In the morning, we went down to the bike shop in Longtown and brought two bikes that fold upContinue reading “A tootle and a different pedal”

Making a splash

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a decent day recently to enjoy swanning around at his local boating pond. We didn’t enjoy a decent day here today, so our daughter and granddaughter, Annie and Evie, spent most of the day sheltering from the rain indoors. There wasn’t a dull moment though.Continue reading “Making a splash”

Several signs of spring

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. While the rest of the country reels from the impact of serial storms, East Wemyss sails benignly on, bathed in eternal sunshine. This shot was taken yesterday. When I woke up here this morning, the wind was blowing so vigorously and the rain was hammering down withContinue reading “Several signs of spring”

A day with a pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture is another from Simon’s recent walk to Langholm from Canonbie. He found the sun shining directly along this track. We had a very cold night here, with temperatures as low as -6°C overnight. It was still -3° at breakfast time . . . . . . but it was very dry, soContinue reading “A day with a pedal and a tootle”

Four bridges and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was visiting the village of Melbourne today, and enjoyed its old world atmosphere (though he wouldn’t like to live there). We had a grey and windy day here today. It was very windy at times, but not windy enough to do any noticeable damage. I cycledContinue reading “Four bridges and a tootle”

A day of toddling and tootling

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He says that they have started to pick the table grapes there. I apologise before I start as took far too many pictures today so I will stuff as many as I can into galleries so that they can be easily slid overContinue reading “A day of toddling and tootling”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture is the third and last from Venetia’s recent walk. As well as the bridge and the lime kiln, she visited this attractive little harbour. Looking at the forecast a few days ago, it seemed that today would be the best day of the week for a pedal. As it turned out, yesterdayContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”