Stock response

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz.  She has been going through her photographic archives and found this very odd picture from 40 years ago of me pushing her late husband down the street in a wheelbarrow.  Our strange expressions may be because we have large moustaches painted on our faces.  Memories have  fadedContinue reading “Stock response”

Icicling and bicycling

Today’s guest picture is a weather vane from the Somerset Rural Life Museum sent to me by Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  The weather vane is a memorial to a long serving volunteer at the museum, a nice idea. The weather here was warm and sunny but not quite as warm and sunny as yesterday asContinue reading “Icicling and bicycling”

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”

Farewell to the soft fruit

Today’s guest picture finds my Somerset correspondent, Venetia on the Ovango River.  It looks like a good place to be. After yesterday’s gadding about all over the country, I planned for a quiet day at home today, starting with a cup of coffee with Sandy. There was a slight hiccup in the proposed placidity whenContinue reading “Farewell to the soft fruit”

On a roll

After Ada’s picture of walking in the mountains of Tenerife, I have another mountain scene as guest picture of the day today.  This snowy view from Hoch-Ybrig in Switzerland was sent to me by Dropscone’s niece Hilary, who was skiing there with her family. We had a pervasively gloomy day here, a bit warmer butContinue reading “On a roll”

The perils of procrastination

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair and is a result of a recent visit to Edinburgh zoo where Matilda paid close attention to feeding a parrot. In the morning, we entertained Sandy to a cup of coffee and got an update on the state of his walking.  He is suffering a lot moreContinue reading “The perils of procrastination”

A walk in the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and shows that she was in the right place at the right time to catch the sun illuminating a dogwood in Regents Park. December ended as it has been going on recently with a dry, mostly grey and reasonably warm day.  I was taking a break fromContinue reading “A walk in the woods”

Calm

Today’s guest picture from my brother Andrew shows the Christmas skating rink in Derby.  These seasonal rinks have become very popular and we passed one in Edinburgh on Thursday.  I would think that skating on a wet day like this would encourage the skaters to stay upright at all costs. It was calm and mistyContinue reading “Calm”

Out and out

Today’s guest picture shows our son Tony’s dogs visiting the castle near his home in Fife.  I may have used this picture before (I can’t remember) but I have put it in regardless to remind myself that Mrs Tootlepedal and I stood in that exact spot last weekend. It was a day of mixed weatherContinue reading “Out and out”

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”