Plan B (and C, D and E)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. He only has to go out of his front door to see this gorgeous autumn colour in his own garden. We had another fairly calm but definitely grey day today, with occasional rain and fairly reasonable temperatures for the time of year. We had a busy social morning andContinue reading “Plan B (and C, D and E)”

Dashing blades

Today’s guest picture is a second from Bruce’s walk yesterday. As well as donkeys, he saw the disused railway viaduct that links Scotland and England. The north wind persisted and we had another day of cool, dry weather, Mrs Tootlepedal was not discouraged and was out shifting concrete slabs soon after breakfast. She has movedContinue reading “Dashing blades”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  Owing to an easing in the lockdown in England, she was able to visit the Fragrance Garden at The Newt, and very pleased she was to be there. A quick examination of our garden this morning showed that the frost attack hadn’t been just been aContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

Azalea Armageddon

Today’s guest picture comes from Sandy.  He has attached a bird box to his shed and is very happy to see that it is getting used by blue tits. The day started with a WhatsApp conversation with Annie and Joe and our granddaughter Evie.  Evie is ten months old now and very grown up. WeContinue reading “Azalea Armageddon”

Best foot forward

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  On one of his permitted walks, he found a friend. As far as light for taking photographs went, it was a day of two halves with some good sunshine to start off.  This brought the best out of the tulips… …and got us quite excited about the coming ofContinue reading “Best foot forward”

Just a song at twilight

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who like Dr Foster went to Gloucester but, unlike him,  found that the weather was fine.  She enjoyed a singing day in this lovely building. Our fine weather continued and with the breeze still coming from the south, we had an even warmer day than yesterday. Continue reading “Just a song at twilight”

A comedy of errors

Today’s guest picture shows we are not the only people in town to have siskins in the garden.  Our friend and near neighbour Bruce took this picture of one of his visitors. It was another grey and chilly morning here and apart from going out to mow the lawn again to clear up more jackdawContinue reading “A comedy of errors”

Home again

Today’s guest picture is from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the Lake District where she stopped at a cafe in Grange and enjoyed this lovely view. We stopped at a cafe today.  This one was at a garden centre near North Berwick where we had an excellent breakfast this morning as we left forContinue reading “Home again”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who enjoyed the view at Buttermere on her recent flying visit to the Lake District. Our fine weather continued unabated today and there were gardening and cycling opportunities as a result.  Mrs Tootlepedal seized the gardening opportunities with both hands (and a trowel)  while I rather letContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

A stitch in time

Today’s guest picture is something Dropscone saw in the moat when he was visiting Hever Castle  last week.  He is pretty sure that it is a bird. It was a miserable soggy, grey and windy day in the morning and I wisely found things to do indoors.  With seven songs to have off by heartContinue reading “A stitch in time”