A windy walk

Today’s guest picture come from my cello playing friend Mike. He found this poplar hawk moth in his shed today. We woke up to a chilly, wet and windy day. The rain gave up after a while, and I was able to cycle round to the corner shop for supplies before Margaret joined us forContinue reading “A windy walk”

Faith rewarded

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He was amused by the placing of this bollard, and wondered whether it was there for drivers or sailors. We had another sociable morning today, with both Sandy and Margaret coming round for coffee and conversation. When they had gone their separate ways, we got out intoContinue reading “Faith rewarded”

On the trail of the lonesome pine (again)

Today’s guest picture is another of my sister Mary’s delightful studies of Regents Park in London. She goes there to play tennis and always looks about on her way. We woke to rather grey and windy weather with a forecast of some rain to come in the middle of the day. We were in noContinue reading “On the trail of the lonesome pine (again)”

The hills are alive . . .

Today’s guest picture comes from Paul, my Lancashire correspondent, who is currently in the Lake District. He visited Levens Hall, famous for its topiary. We had a fine, warm but pretty windy day here. Mrs Tootlepedal spent a lot of it in the garden, but she found time after coffee with Margaret to cycle aContinue reading “The hills are alive . . .”

On a roll

Today’s guest picture cones from our son Alistair in Edinburgh. He thought that this goose in his local park was looking rather noble. We woke up to a warm and pleasant day after some heavy rain showers overnight. I didn’t rush about after breakfast, and was happy to wait to show any noticeable signs ofContinue reading “On a roll”

Twenty seconds of sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another from our friend Gavin’s tour of the outer isles. It shows a lapwing and a chick. It was Friday 13th today so we were braced for bad luck. In the end, it was only the weather that gave us a bad time. It was gloomy, windy and occasionally wet. IContinue reading “Twenty seconds of sunshine”

Increasing our range

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. It shows the seals who arrived the day after we left. We had a better day than the forecast suggested. It was grey, but it was calm and pleasantly warm for the time of year at 55°F/13°C after breakfast. I went up to theContinue reading “Increasing our range”

Up on the moor, down at the river

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s oldest son who now lives in Devon. He took this picture of people taking dressing up very seriously at a local festival. We had a day that started out wet and grey, and continued in that vein until the evening, when it brightened up just late enough to beContinue reading “Up on the moor, down at the river”

Help for old knees

Today’s guest picture shows the West Mill at Darley Abbey Mills in Derby. My brother Andrew passed it on his walk today, and a good deal of noise indicated that it was being used as a wedding venue. We had a generally dry day, with only one short shower to disturb the gardeners. Both SandyContinue reading “Help for old knees”

Safely home

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony’s partner Marianne. It shows the Tootlepedals and Tony on the harbour wall at Pittenweem yesterday. Tony is highly amused as he is taking a picture of Marianne taking a picture of us. Tony is recovering from an operation on his wrist, and as a result he wasContinue reading “Safely home”