A lot to see

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent trip to Spain.  Santillana Del Mar is a Spanish village 20 kilometres from the Bay of Biscay, which has scarcely changed from Medieval times. After the thunderstorm overnight, today was sunny and much brighter as the haze had been swept away by the rain.  It wouldContinue reading “A lot to see”

Holding the baby

No guest picture today but pride of place to the new arrival who is seen in the arms of her grandmother.  Mrs Tootlepedal seems surprised to find that she is quite used to this sort of thing. As you can see, we went to Edinburgh to visit Alistair and Clare and their daughter.  It madeContinue reading “Holding the baby”

Rule of thirds

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Liz, who lives just across the road but who has sent me this photograph of a geyser in the Maori Village at Whakarewarewe,New Zealand, from the other side of the world (where she is on holiday). We had a bit of a shock when we woke up toContinue reading “Rule of thirds”

In and out the dusty bluebells

My son and daughter-in-law have been getting about in the US and have sent me this teasing picture from the Harvard Museum of Natural History.  The leaves were made of glass by a pair of German glass workers from the turn of the previous century.. It was extremely windy here today and as I onlyContinue reading “In and out the dusty bluebells”

By road and water

Today’s picture is a tribute to the crocuses which have been brilliant in the cold weather but which are now going over as the days warm up a bit. I had intended to cycle a forty mile circuit in the morning before the predicted winds got up in the afternoon.  As it happened, it turnedContinue reading “By road and water”