Sunday, a day of rest

Toady’s guest picture comes from blog reader Michelle. She kindly sent me this picture of a waterfall on the Burn O’Vat at Muir of Dinnet, which is just within the boundaries of the Cairngorm National Park in Aberdeenshire. She points out that it has not rained a lot there recently! It did not rain hereContinue reading “Sunday, a day of rest”

A quiet but enjoyable day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She went to Dunster beach in Somerset yesterday. She tells me that if you look very hard across the beach, you might be able to see the sea and even Wales, but I think that she is being optimistic. We had a very quiet day here asContinue reading “A quiet but enjoyable day”

A full but uneventful day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. While he was on a walk with one of his sons yesterday, he came across an alpaca with a neat haircut . It was a cool but dry day here today, without the benefit of any sunshine to warm things up. We cycled to church where thereContinue reading “A full but uneventful day”

Creative croaking

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took my brother Andrew up to Kenwood House in the pursuit of spring colour today. We had recovered enough to go to church to sing with the choir this morning. Although I was a bit croaky, it helped me get some good bass notes in theContinue reading “Creative croaking”

Nearly carpeted

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She is far from home at the moment, and kindly sent me this study of a meadow on the Greek island of Lesvos. We had a slightly chilly but dry day here, and we needed an extra layer when we cycled to church to sing withContinue reading “Nearly carpeted”

A sermon, a song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from ex Archive Group member Ken. When he visited Wallington National Trust garden today, he came across this creative use of a tree damaged by Storm Arwen It was far from stormy here today as it stayed grey, calm, and with a reasonable temperature all day. We cycled to church asContinue reading “A sermon, a song and a stroll”

Wasting a good break

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It has been quite windy in Derby. We had brisk winds and heavy rain here overnight, and it was still raining when we got up. It was cold enough for the rain to fall as sleet and even to turn the garden white for a brief moment.Continue reading “Wasting a good break”

Two good sings and more good signs

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. Taken exactly 12 years ago to the day, his picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal and Gavin’s granddaughter, Hannah hunting for frogs when they both were young. We had dry and calm weather when we cycled to church to sing with the church choir this morning. Choir numbers (7)Continue reading “Two good sings and more good signs”

Ducks here and there

Today’s guest picture comes from my recorder playing friend Susan. She took a picture of her father, Dennis (a.ka. Dropscone) walking in an ancient stone circle, part of the Eskdale Prehistoric Trail. He looks quite at home there. Mrs Tootlepedal and I both felt quite ancient today after getting home from Edinburgh at one o’clockContinue reading “Ducks here and there”

The return of the birds

The guest picture of the day comes from my sister Mary. She and my brother Andrew met up with our daughter Annie and granddaughter Evie at the imposing British Museum earlier in the week. It got a little warmer today here, but to counterbalance that, it got a little greyer and a lot wetter. LuckilyContinue reading “The return of the birds”