A sad day

Today’s picture, sent to me by Gavin, shows Cat Barlow ringing a woodpecker at her feeder station.  It pecked her.  You can see more pictures of the ringing on Gavin’s blog. There was a sad start to the day when Mrs Tootlepedal and I went to the funeral in Carlisle of the husband of oneContinue reading “A sad day”

Spiked

Today’s picture shows a blue tit on the fat ball fortress.  I took it at lunch time and no better bird shot presented itself the whole day in spite of (because of?) my shiny new feeder. Dropscone has taken the bike he has been riding lately to the bike shop for a service as heContinue reading “Spiked”

The return of Granny

Today’s picture was sent to my sister Susan by a relative of a relative who had come across her family history site.  It shows our great uncle in a splendid motor. I was in our rather less glamorous motor as we spent the best part of the day taking Granny to Warrington where she wasContinue reading “The return of Granny”

Coasting along

Today’s picture from my sister Susan’s recent trip to the Balkans shows a fine Macedonian mosaic. As the forecast was for rain at ten, Dropscone and I started our morning pedal at 8.30 in an effort to beat the weather.  We stopped for a moment on the way to allow Dropscone to put on aContinue reading “Coasting along”

Lots

Today’s picture comes from the “It’s a small world” category and was sent to me by my son Tony, who is on holiday in Menorca.  It shows a bus shelter poster there featuring the name of his sister’s partner among the writing team.  Not what he had expected. It was a day of lots ofContinue reading “Lots”

Flying visit

Today’s picture taken by Mrs Tootlepedal’s mother, shows our son, Al and his wife, Clare getting ready to drive back to Glasgow after a flying visit to have lunch and see Granny. It was another lovely day and I just had time to go round the morning run with Dropscone before getting ready to welcomeContinue reading “Flying visit”

Birds of a feather

Today’s picture is another sunrise, captured today by Dropscone on his way to supervise a golf event at Coldstream. It was a lovely day today, more like summer than autumn.  I didn’t go cycling which was a bit of a waste of the day but I was playing golf and there wasn’t enough time toContinue reading “Birds of a feather”

Head down

Today’s picture is another in the series from my sister Mary’s wanderings in and around London.  Here she is in sight of St Paul’s Cathedral. It was wet once again in the morning but Dropscone was in no state to pedal as he was visiting a physiotherapist in the afternoon so we settled on coffee. Continue reading “Head down”

Big news

Today’s picture shows the walnut tree bereft of leaves.  It is always the last to come into leaf and this year it has been the first to lose them too. After the excitement of fetching granny yesterday, there was a general lie in today.  We didn’t miss much, as it was another drizzly morning.  TheContinue reading “Big news”

The birds and the bees (but no cigarette tree)

Today’s picture, sent to me by my son Tony, shows the sunrise over Elie in Fife where he was up early to work. It was the last day of our short period of wonderful weather today and I did my best to make the most of it.  Mrs Tootlepedal had to work almost all dayContinue reading “The birds and the bees (but no cigarette tree)”