Sunshine and bonding

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony who has been experimenting with my old Lumix which I gave to him on Thursday.  This is his ‘flying birds’ taken at none  o’clock in the evening.. We had a really lovely day today with a cool underlying temperature (17° C at its hottest) and wall toContinue reading “Sunshine and bonding”

Very thorough

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our daughter Annie along with the comment, “Guess where I am.”  It turns out that it’s not Naples….or Middlesbrough. Wherever it was, it was a lot nicer there than it was here today.  It was raining when we got up and it is still raining, albeit inContinue reading “Very thorough”

Straightforward (and back)

pain Today’s guest picture shows sunset over the Mersey.  My brother is in Liverpool. It was a calm day with a good forecast so when Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing with the church choir, I got the fairly speedy bike out and made good use of some light Sunday traffic by cycling up theContinue reading “Straightforward (and back)”

A farewell and a welcome

Today’s guest pictures are of a couple of harebells on the hill which my neighbour Liz met on one of her early morning walks recently. The day started with a farewell as I drove Mrs Tootlepedal down to the station in Carlisle where she was going to catch a train to London on her wayContinue reading “A farewell and a welcome”

Not over the hill yet

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by their father, shows two more children of a Langholm exile.  William and Sara, grandchildren of Mike Tinker, are standing in front of the monument to the 29th chieftain of  Clan Macdougall in Oban where they are on holiday.  A nice contrast in posing styles here. It was anotherContinue reading “Not over the hill yet”

Tomorrow is another day today

Today’s picture, sent to me by my friend Gavin, shows a fine wild flower meadow in front of the civic centre in Newcastle.  Public money well spent. The first bird of the day to be spotted was this pigeon in a box. Yesterday’s day of rest had done the trick and I woke up feelingContinue reading “Tomorrow is another day today”