A little ribbing

Today’s picture is from the archives and shows what the weather was like in Langholm a year ago. We didn’t get many days like that last December and we haven’t had one like it this December yet.  It certainly wasn’t like that today.  It was another cold, grey, windy day and Dropscone and I didn’tContinue reading “A little ribbing”

Another day, another pedal

Today’s picture is another one from my sister Mary.  It shows a pair of handsome ducks in Parliament Hill Fields in London. We are promised more storms as Atlantic depressions get wound up out in the middle of the ocean but meanwhile we have had a couple of nice, calm days.  The temperature had creptContinue reading “Another day, another pedal”

An unexpected treat

Today’s picture shows yet another visit from the slender robin. Coincidentally an early frost and my newly ordered yaktrax both arrived this morning which gave me an excellent opportunity to try the yaktrax out.  At first sight I thought they looked unpromising but I strapped them on and ventured out into conditions which our postmanContinue reading “An unexpected treat”

Singing in the rain

Today’s picture shows a vase which toppled and broke in my brother’s house in Wellington, New Zealand during an earthquake.  It was quite a mild earthquake and they happen often over there but since the events in Canterbury, he tells me that he has got more nervous about them.  Who can blame him. We wereContinue reading “Singing in the rain”

Home again

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal’s mother having a little walk with her great grandson, Owen. There was work to be done today with no time for cycling.  I went up to the Archive Centre to complete the printing out job for my correspondent which I had begun yesterday.  Also at the Centre was Nancy, oneContinue reading “Home again”

Power to the people

Today’s picture shows autumn colour near Kenwood House in London.  It is another from my sister Mary’s morning walks. November is starting very well and today was the third pleasant, warm day in a row.  The weather gods have kindly arranged for it to rain during the night if it is going to rain atContinue reading “Power to the people”

No birdies

Today’s picture comes from Switzerland. It shows Dropscone’s great niece, Lena having a walk.  And yes, that is a Swiss horn player in the background.  Lena’s mother tells me that he hides behind the tree and when he sees a tourist coming along, out he jumps and starts playing.  We don’t get that round here. Continue reading “No birdies”

Spotted

Today’s picture shows almost the last of the Japanese anenomes which have done so well this year. The new month started with a welcome change in the weather and Dropscone and I set off for our morning run with gladness in our hearts.  In an effort to keep away from hedge thorns and muddy roads,Continue reading “Spotted”

Wet walk

Today’s picture is another look at our resident robin…or it may be one  of a string of robins that visit us.  All robins look a bit the same to me. It was another gloomy morning and the only colour came from the birds. I think that the chaffinch gives an idea of the dampness ofContinue reading “Wet walk”