Rule #5

Today’s guest picture was very kindly sent to me by my brother Andrew.  He quite rightly felt that we all needed cheering up on account of the political situation, and thought that there could be no more cheerful sight than the riverside gardens at Tamworth. After yesterday’s miserable day of wind and rain, we gotContinue reading “Rule #5”

A happy return

Today’s guest picture comes from Jim and Sandra who are used to their bird feeder being visited by woodpeckers and nuthatches but got quite a surprise when this fellow turned. up. Owing to the impending return home of Mrs Tootlepedal, I had a busy morning of tidying up, hoovering  and floor sweeping.  The weather wasContinue reading “A happy return”

A relative connection

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who came across this giant nut weevil in his local supermarket. After another night of rain here, I went out after breakfast to check on the state of the river and was surprised by how low it was. I was expecting quite a spate but although itContinue reading “A relative connection”

A clean sweep

Today’s guest picture comes from my ex-colleague Marjorie who was enjoying the sunny weather at Beadnell Bay on the Northumberland Coast yesterday.  The buildings on the right are old lime kilns. As it had been only 4°C last night when I left the camera club meeting with Mars shining blood red in a clear sky,Continue reading “A clean sweep”

Great joy

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew is an interesting addition to our bridge portfolio.  My brother tells me that it is Exeter’s old mediaeval bridge.  It had three times as many arches when in use, as the river was then quite wide, but when the first single span bridge was built in the eighteenthContinue reading “Great joy”

I saw the light

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is enjoying a city break in Edinburgh with his daughter Susan.  They climbed a hill and got this splendid view of Princes Street. I heard some rain when I woke up in the middle of the night but by the time that we got up in the morning,Continue reading “I saw the light”

Back on an even keel

Today’s picture shows Marlow Lock on the Thames and was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal on her phone with a slightly smudged lens. Figures released today show that we had 35%  more rain here than our yearly average in 2012.  Considering that we had two pretty well rainless months in spring, it says a lot forContinue reading “Back on an even keel”

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”

Heavy responsibilty

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal on the platform at Carlisle Station She is off to the deep south to spend a week seeing her mother and then visiting great gardens with our daughter Annie so I will have the heavy responsibility of  looking after not only myself but also a number of plants in theContinue reading “Heavy responsibilty”