Much better

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She has got a new phone and took this shot with it and sent it to me. She knows that I like canals. There were two and a half inches of rain for the week in Mary Jo’s rain gauge when I looked this morning, most ofContinue reading “Much better”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture is another from Paul’s visit to the Lake District. He was looking down on the aptly named Little Town from Catbells when he saw this view. The forecast was for a bright, chilly, and calm morning and the forecast was right. As I had a choir rehearsal in the afternoon, I thoughtContinue reading “A cold start”

Taking the biscuit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. In the recent hot spell, he took a walk down to his local river. Our spell of fine summer weather came to an end today and we had a cooler, cloudy day with even a hint of rain at times. It wasn’t cold though, and Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Taking the biscuit”

An unexpected encounter

The guest picture of the day comes from our daughter Annie. It shows my stepmother Patricia and my eldest sister Susan, socially distanced on a park bench in Camden, on the occasion of their recent meeting with Annie’s daughter Evie as she approached her first birthday. We had another mainly sunny day here, though onceContinue reading “An unexpected encounter”

A mixed day

My brother Andrew doesn’t like to let the grass grow under his feet, but he found on his walk today that he couldn’t afford to hang about as the grass is growing pretty quickly. After a wet and windy night here, we woke up to find the sun out and the wind not as fierceContinue reading “A mixed day”

An adventure

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my brother Andrew’s walks in the countryside round Derby. He doesn’t have to go far from home to find some pleasantly spacious views. We had one of those days that figure in the old joke: if you don’t like the weather round here, wait for half an hourContinue reading “An adventure”

Garden party

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who if it had not been for the virus would have been visiting us this month. She has a fine crop of daisies in her garden. The temperature warmed up a bit today and thanks to the slight relaxation of the lockdown, we were able toContinue reading “Garden party”

The end of an era

Today’s guest picture comes from my Sheffield correspondent Edward Winter.  He has a fine six inch wide tree peony flower in his garden which he thought that I might appreciate.  I do. It was another grey, blustery and chilly day today here so once again there was no urgency in the getting up department. Indeed,Continue reading “The end of an era”

Nothing but singing

Today’s guest picture comes from  my Manitoba correspondent, Mary Jo.  I think she must have moved on from Australia to New Zealand because today’s picture shows the Rakaia Gorge, which is in the South Island.  It was raining when she took the picture. Today was a busy day but it will give rise to aContinue reading “Nothing but singing”

Another rest (and a change)

Today’s guest picture once again arises from my brother Andrew taking his son on vigorous hill walks to help Nick prepare for a trek in Nepal.  Ignoring Storm Jorge’s strong winds, they battled up to the top of Bunster Hill and enjoyed this splendid view of the junction of the Rivers Dove and Manifold (andContinue reading “Another rest (and a change)”