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”

Settling down

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. It goes to show that we don’t have a monopoly on elegant tulips here. Today was all about settling back into routine life at home after the excitements of visiting family in the south. We managed pretty well. After breakfast, the newspapers, and the crossword,Continue reading “Settling down”

An adventure

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a really lovely patch of bluebells on his walk today. We had anther chilly night here which only just stayed above freezing, and it stayed pretty cold in the morning. The forecast suggested changeable weather all day but offered a dry spell after breakfast forContinue reading “An adventure”

More foreign travel

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon from Canonbie. A siskin flew into his window and knocked itself out. Simon picked it up and gave it such good care that it recovered and flew off. They are tough little birds. We had another frost free night here, followed by a generally grey and chillyContinue reading “More foreign travel”

Pushing the envelope

Today’s guest picture is a puzzle.  Is it the south of France? Is is a tropical Isle? No, it is sunny Wemyss turning up trumps yet again for the lens of our son Tony. We had a touch of frost in the very early morning but by the time that I got up the skyContinue reading “Pushing the envelope”

Left high and dry

The guest picture of the day is another from Dropscone’s recent walk.  He passed this fine tree on his way.  It seems to be involved in an intricate ballet step. We woke to a chilly morning, so chilly in fact that the street coffee morning meeting needed coats and was adjourned early on account ofContinue reading “Left high and dry”

Date with destiny

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk.  She met a nesting swan and was very careful to keep her social distance. Our spell of dry weather continued today and it has reached the stage that talk of drought and water shortage is appearing in the national press.   Certainly it has been dry enoughContinue reading “Date with destiny”

A signal failure

Today’s guest picture is a second one from my brother Andrew’s recent walk in the Peak District.  He enjoyed this fine view of Wetton Hill from a nearby peak. My feet were giving me some grief this morning so I had a very quiet time, rising late and doing no more than a little lightContinue reading “A signal failure”

Rain takes the biscuit

Today’s guest picture comes from my occasional correspondent Elaine.  She and our neighbour Liz were visiting a garden centre when they met some unexpected customers in the aisle of the polytunnel. We had another day here that started with sun but turned rainy in the afternoon.  I had a very quiet day as I wasContinue reading “Rain takes the biscuit”

Icicling and bicycling

Today’s guest picture is a weather vane from the Somerset Rural Life Museum sent to me by Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  The weather vane is a memorial to a long serving volunteer at the museum, a nice idea. The weather here was warm and sunny but not quite as warm and sunny as yesterday asContinue reading “Icicling and bicycling”