It’s behind you

Today’s picture is of us getting ready to venture to Longtown after 2 ins of snow had fallen in the early morning. It was a bit of a double edged feeling to look out of the bedroom window to find the town beneath a beautiful mantle of gleaming fresh snow. Mrs Tootlepedal had to goContinue reading “It’s behind you”

Still cold but snowless

Today’s picture is a male brambling I was hoping to see the redpoll back again but it seems to have made only a flying visit. The brambling adds a bit of brightness to the everlasting snowy view out of the kitchen window. Although it hasn’t snowed a lot lately, the garden is in shade forContinue reading “Still cold but snowless”

A black and white day

Today’s picture is a siskin staring you in the eye It was a very varied day today. It started with a visit to the Tourist Information Point at the Kilngreen where I do odd stints during the season. The recent freeze had burst a pipe and Mrs Tootlepedal, Dropscone and I went along to helpContinue reading “A black and white day”

Very satisfying day indeed

Today’s picture is of the tame heron at the Kilngreen What a glorious day. The temperature rose to a magnificent 6º (it just missed a magnificent seven) and the snow has really faded away except in shaded spots. As a result, for the first time for ages I was able to get out a bike,Continue reading “Very satisfying day indeed”

At long last

Today’s picture is of a frozen cobweb outside the bathroom window. The photo doesn’t do it justice. It was magical to look at. It was another rather housebound day today, though Mrs Tootlepedal went to work and I managed a short trip to John’s shop. It was minus 5º when we got up and itContinue reading “At long last”

I’m dreaming of a Christmas with no snow at all

Today’s benchmark. By the end of the day we had 5 inches of snow but the end may be in sight. It was another day of sunshine and snow showers with no bicycling, not even in the haven of the garage. To make up for this, I was fortunate enough to entertain Dropscone and ArthurContinue reading “I’m dreaming of a Christmas with no snow at all”