A song and a definite smile

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa, and shows what a garden there can do in mid winter. Our spell of excellent weather continued today, and the sun was shining as we cycled off to church to sing in the socially distanced church choir. With two sopranos, two altos, a tenorContinue reading “A song and a definite smile”

A final touch

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found some fine icicles on her morning walk today. They show how cold it was early on. As the temperature had dropped a couple of degrees below freezing in the early hours of the morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was happy that she had tried to protect theContinue reading “A final touch”

Being sensible

As well as looking for fossils, my Newcastle correspondent Fiona likes to take her family to interesting places and today’s guest picture shows the ruins of Finchdale Priory which she visited with them a week or two ago. We had a warm and calm day today, ideal for cycling.  Hmmm.  I didn’t even have companyContinue reading “Being sensible”

A pedal forward, a step back

Today’s guest picture comes from regular reader, Edward Winter from Sheffield.  As is appropriate to someone from that city, he likes metal sculptures and has recently acquired this Jason Heppenstall work created mainly from saw blades (the wings) and eating forks (on Eagle’s head).  I can see shears lower down too I think. The weather godsContinue reading “A pedal forward, a step back”

A complete turnaround

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent, Fiona and shows her resident garden hedgehog on the left with one of four new hoglets on the right.  She thinks that the hoglet is three or four weeks old.  We are very envious. We had a slightly cooler but still sunny day.  With our final concertContinue reading “A complete turnaround”

Quid pro quo

Today’s guest picture comes from our older son Tony.  He thought he saw a Mad March Hare when he was out walking his dogs this morning.  When he looked again, he realised that he had been stumped. We had another springlike day today and once again, I was rather regretful because my fairly speedy bikeContinue reading “Quid pro quo”

Getting the wind up

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who is on an elephant hunt in Sheffield. We had another lovely day today, with wall to wall sunshine accompanied by gentle temperatures ideal for those who don’t do too well in the heat.  The only fly in the ointment was a brisk and bullying wind  whichContinue reading “Getting the wind up”

Getting on

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Tom, my South Africa correspondent.  Having seen some proteas far away in New Zealand in a recent guest picture, he has sent me a picture of some proteas from South Africa itself (with other local flowers). Once I had worked out that it wasn’t Wednesday. a notionContinue reading “Getting on”