One more river to cross

Today’s picture, just to keep Tuckamoredew happy, is a bridge and a bike (and a cyclist). There was no cycling today as I had an early visit to the Health Centre followed by a drive to Innerleithen to fit in.  In between the two activities, I filled up the bird feeder and it was soonContinue reading “One more river to cross”

Just like old times

Today’s picture, which I stole from Sandy’s blog without asking him, shows an old man dodging midgies at the bird ringing yesterday. The weather was quite decent again and Drop arrived after a breakfast ready for a pedal.  I got out the speedy bike and resolved to see how my legs were feeling.   SinceContinue reading “Just like old times”

Welcome home

Today’s picture from my sister Mary shows a false bridge on the lake at Kenwood with a perfect reflection.  It is just an architectural feature. After a night of heavy rain (as forecast), we enjoyed a pleasantly warm and dry day again.  I took advantage of this to snap this blue tit getting its feathersContinue reading “Welcome home”

Confused

Today’s picture is of a soggy rose in the morning which can’t quite cope with the wet. It was cloudy but warm so while Mrs Tootlepedal was probably sipping champagne for her breakfast as they do in the south of England, I had a plate of porridge and a gentle pedal with Dropscone.  I wentContinue reading “Confused”

The rain it raineth every day

Today’s picture is a sweet William, the only ray of sunshine in a gloomy world. The natural moist gloominess of the day was made more gloomy still be the departure of Mrs Tootlepedal for a few days to see her brother in the deep south.  He has just had a hip operation and needs allContinue reading “The rain it raineth every day”

Old History

There is no current significance to this picture but I have put it here as it is two years, more or less to the day, since I started this blog and this was the first picture that appeared.  I note, somewhat sadly considering my present state of health,  that I cycled a hundred miles, includingContinue reading “Old History”

Flying visit

Today’s picture is another from my sister Mary’s walk yesterday.  I think it was taken in Kew Gardens. That’s a bit more impressive than our pond, though if it keeps on raining like it did today, we may be able to match it soon.  It is a pity that my sister Susan, who is payingContinue reading “Flying visit”

Not at home

Today’s picture is of a bird in New Zealand sent to my sister Susan by a friend. It looks quite chilly there.  It was fairly warm but overcast here and at breakfast time, Sandy rang me up and asked if I wanted to visit a sand martin nest site.  As the forecast was for rainContinue reading “Not at home”

Don’t get around much any more

Today’s picture was taken by Bob and sent to me by Nancy and shows the Chinese canal town of Zhouzhan which they visited on their recent trip to China.  Those two really get about. I stayed resolutely at home today while Dropscone went round the morning run by himself.  He then came round to swigContinue reading “Don’t get around much any more”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s picture comes from Bruce, who noticed the heron on the Kirk bridge as he passed. Once again the day defied a gloomy forecast and was not at all bad, with some fine sunny periods and not much rain.  There had been a short period of thunderous rain in the night which had woken upContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”