At last a tootle and a pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He has been having a holiday in the Lake District and enjoyed a scented azalea garden with an enormous pieris. I had a full day today and some lovely summer weather to go with it. At the moment we getting very friendly temperatures, warm but notContinue reading “At last a tootle and a pedal”

A song and a definite smile

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa, and shows what a garden there can do in mid winter. Our spell of excellent weather continued today, and the sun was shining as we cycled off to church to sing in the socially distanced church choir. With two sopranos, two altos, a tenorContinue reading “A song and a definite smile”

Very quiet

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who is over in the east. He visited Chillingham castle and found a display of McLaren cars. I would have loved cars like this when I was young but now they just look difficult to get in to and impossible to get out of. We had aContinue reading “Very quiet”

Getting around

Today’s guest picture comes from my eldest sister Susan. She has been visiting my younger brother Andrew for a couple of days, and came across these striking pansies when they stopped for a coffee on an outing. We had a fine day here, made all the better by reports from my sisters of a veryContinue reading “Getting around”

Benched

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. On another hot day, I thought we needed refreshment, so a few rain drops from East Wemyss are very welcome. In spite of our recent good spell of weather, the garden has not been full of bees and butterflies, so I was very pleased when Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Benched”

Dr Velo works his magic

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Kenwood House a day or two ago and enjoyed the superb rhododendrons there. Our sudden summer continued today with another warm and sunny morning, followed by a warmer afternoon and a beautiful evening. Mrs Tootlepedal has had to keep on her toes to stop herContinue reading “Dr Velo works his magic”

From winter to summer in a week

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair who found an upstanding goose in his local park. It has been a remarkable week here. We have gone from nearly six months of ‘coats on coffee’ with three layers and hats on, to just a t-shirt and sitting in the shade to avoid the blazing sunContinue reading “From winter to summer in a week”

A colourful hillside

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He met a rather alarming animal while on a walk through Derby. The improvement in the weather continued and we got a day that was positively warm and pleasant, even though once again, it was a bit short in the sun department. It was cloudy when IContinue reading “A colourful hillside”

Cloudy vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who found some flying birds indoors. She met these bronze choughs while having coffee at Kings Place in London. We had another cool day here, with occasional sunshine and occasional rain, very much in the style that we have become accustomed to recently. In response to aContinue reading “Cloudy vision”

Some unexpected miles

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He found a boat with an identity problem last month. I had to get up early this morning because the car was due for a service in Carlisle at half past eight Luckily Mrs Tootlepedal is an early riser and had some porridge onContinue reading “Some unexpected miles”