Never a dull moment

Today’s guest picture is from one of my sister Mary’s walks. She was impressed by the disciplined formation of these gulls. After a couple of tumultuous days of wind and rain, we were blessed with a day of peace today.  The wind dropped away to almost nothing and the sun shone and all was rightContinue reading “Never a dull moment”

Home and away

Today’s guest picture comes from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal, who was away in Edinburgh visiting the WGB.  It shows Matilda in animated discussion with a duck. I stayed at home this week, partly because mother and grandmother can manage surprisingly well without my help and partly because we were promised a reasonable day withContinue reading “Home and away”

On song

It was a grey and gloomy day today and I needed a very cheerful guest picture.  Matilda kindly assisted by sending me this picture of her teaching her dad how to swim.  He seems to be enjoying it.  She takes her teaching task seriously. The forecast offered Dropscone and me a window of opportunity forContinue reading “On song”

A hint of a tint

Today’s guest picture comes from my elder son Tony and shows a fine shot of a firework display which was part of the Nerja feria in Andalucia where he was having a well earned short break. Dropscone and I did not have a break as for the fourth day running (riding?) we went out forContinue reading “A hint of a tint”

A worthwhile excursion

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my much travelled friend Bruce.  No prizes for guessing where he was today. Dropscone and I set out on a somewhat less glamorous journey than Bruce.  We were on our bicycles on the way to Gair and back after breakfast.  The roads were dry, the temperature wasContinue reading “A worthwhile excursion”

Parkinson’s Law revised

Today’s guest picture was sent by my daughter in London and shows a splendid wild flower display in one of her local parks. It was dry and not too cold but decidedly breezy when Dropscone and I went out for the morning run to Gair and back today.  We took it gently and I enjoyedContinue reading “Parkinson’s Law revised”

Too much choice

Today’s guest picture comes from my daughter who has acquired the use of a small allotment.  She is very proud of her chard which she has grown from seed. When I looked at the weather forecast last night, I noticed that the wind speed in the evening was recorded as ‘calm’,  i.e 0 mph.  ThisContinue reading “Too much choice”

Easy like Sunday morning

Today’s picture was sent by my Newcastle correspondent and shows her son on an outing to the Soutar Lighthouse near Sunderland which happily coincided with a kite festival.  I would have liked to have been there. My morning was a bit less exciting.  After a late breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in theContinue reading “Easy like Sunday morning”

Quiet

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s many excursions in NZ.  This time he was visiting a town called Thames, built during the Victorian gold rush, where he visited a famous cascade.  He says that the stream providing this splendid cascade is surprisingly small. I had a quiet day today.  I had to giveContinue reading “Quiet”

Just perfect

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother in NZ.  It shows a fine magnolia in the Auckland Botanical Park. The temperature had risen a degree or two today so there was no mist and no chance of what I have discovered is called a fog bow today when I went round the morning runContinue reading “Just perfect”