An outing with Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She had left Somerset for the extreme west of the country when she was surprised by the Tour of Britain leaving from Penzance. She tells me that all the riders had passed her in four seconds, so it was a brief encounter. We woke up toContinue reading “An outing with Mrs Tootlepedal”

A windy walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce’s who visited Oslo on his Scandinavian  cruise.  He tells me that She Lies (Norwegian: hun ligger) is a public sculpture by Monica Bonvicini made of stainless steel and glass panels.  It is a permanent installation, floating on the water in the fjord and turns on its axis in lineContinue reading “A windy walk”

A plum and apple day

Today’s guest picture comes from Camera Club member Simon who was at work in Winson in Germany when he found himself being observed. After a rather wild and wet night while Storm Dorian had its last faint fling over Scotland, we had a generally dry and occasionally sunny day today so we got off prettyContinue reading “A plum and apple day”

Having a berry good time

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend and horticultural adviser Liz.  She went for a paddle on the Union Canal, and knowing that I like bridges, she sent me this. After two sunny day, we reverted to a grey and drizzly day again today.  It was an ideal morning for staying indoors so I didContinue reading “Having a berry good time”

Hard work

Today’s guest picture shows a smart locomotive seen by Dropscone, who is visiting friends on the continent. After two sunny days, it was too much to hope for another one and we duly got a dull, occasionally drizzly but still very warm day for the time of year. After wasting two good mowing days byContinue reading “Hard work”

Birthday bash

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Dropscone, shows the flood on the road south to Carlisle that our bus had to get through to deliver us safely to the train yesterday. After yesterday’s experience of trying out the free Wi-fi in the hotel, I put my hand in my pocket and paid for aContinue reading “Birthday bash”

A pedal, a walk and a tootle.

Today’s picture shows a rather selective burst of autumn colour seen by my daughter. The weather here recently has remained very reasonable, except for the strong winds.  Luckily for my plans, the wind had dropped this morning and I was feeling well enough for a tentative pedal with Dropscone.  We set off round the morningContinue reading “A pedal, a walk and a tootle.”