Ungarden birds

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He is quite unhappy that his work as a painter and decorator has been unceremoniously stopped by government order but no provision for helping the self employed to pay their bills has yet been put in hand by the authorities who are happy to pay the wageContinue reading “Ungarden birds”

Pussy cat, pussy cat where have you been?

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon,  He too was in the hills yesterday, but in bigger hills than the ones that I visited.   He was skiing in France, the lucky chap. We had another beautiful morning here today and Mrs Tootlepedal had to go to a meeting so she couldn’t makeContinue reading “Pussy cat, pussy cat where have you been?”

Two walks, three rides and a puzzle

Today’s guest picture is a lovely study of a heron in the pond at Myatt’s Fields in London.  It was taken by our daughter Annie. We had another fine and sunny day, both here and when I got to Edinburgh.  It was a bit too chilly for cycling in the morning so I went forContinue reading “Two walks, three rides and a puzzle”

Up and down

Today’s guest picture comes from camera club member Simon.  He was taken for a walk on our local hills by a friend.  They walked yesterday morning before the storm came.  A good choice. The storm arrived with some force yesterday evening, and we had a rather restless night  as the wind howled round the houseContinue reading “Up and down”

An important gathering

Today’s guest picture comes from Mike and Alison’s recent trip to New Zealand to visit their son and his family.  Knowing that I like a bridge, Alison showed me this picture to prove that they have bridges in New Zealand too. I am pleased to have a little sunshine in the guest picture because thereContinue reading “An important gathering”

Slowly getting back in the groove

Today’s guest picture comes from that inveterate traveller Bruce.  He looked in on a tea dance at the famous Tower Ballroom in Blackpool but did not venture onto the floor himself.  Doubtless things will be a bit more lurid on 16th November when Strictly comes to town. Finally our spell of mild autumn weather cameContinue reading “Slowly getting back in the groove”

Sconesongcycle

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo.  She escaped just in time from the Manitoba snow storm and arrived in London to find that it was raining a lot instead.  In the end the rain stopped for long enough for her to visit Kew Gardens where she encountered these  splendidly prickly plants. After our shortContinue reading “Sconesongcycle”

Low

Today’s guest picture is the last from Dropscone’s Highland holiday.  He and his daughter Susan visited Loch Ness but resisted the charms of the cruise boat and drove round the loch by car instead.  They didn’t see a monster. It was another gloomy, damp day here with the clouds hanging low over the  town andContinue reading “Low”

Sunshine sandwich

Today’s guest picture is a second from my brother’s trip to Tamworth.  As well as the colourful gardens, he enjoyed the contrast between the Tamworth’s ancient bridge and the modern buildings behind it. We woke up to sunshine.  It was hard to believe but it was undoubtedly there.  After breakfast, I went out into theContinue reading “Sunshine sandwich”

Helpful weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who passed the Bridge Inn at Duffield while on a bike ride.  As he had already fuelled up elsewhere, he took the picture and went on his way without calling in to sample the wares. I know that I ought to be resting my Achilles tendon butContinue reading “Helpful weather”