Oh happy day

Today’s picture shows Mrs Tootlepedal departing for a cycle ride in the afternoon. This indicates a marked change for the better in the weather as she is mostly  a fair weather pedaller. The day started, as a day ought to, with a morning cycle ride with Dropscone. We didn’t go on our normal route asContinue reading “Oh happy day”

On the road at last

Today’s picture is of two siskins just to show that although the temperature may change, some things stay the same. From a bird feeder point of view, it was a curious day. The appearance of the birds was very sporadic indeed with an almost complete absence of bramblings for instance. The temperature was up toContinue reading “On the road at last”

At long last

Today’s picture is of a frozen cobweb outside the bathroom window. The photo doesn’t do it justice. It was magical to look at. It was another rather housebound day today, though Mrs Tootlepedal went to work and I managed a short trip to John’s shop. It was minus 5º when we got up and itContinue reading “At long last”

Nuclear reaction

Toady’s picture is a goldfinch. We had a flying visit from a few waxwings this morning but I don’t want the goldfinches to feel neglected. It was Sunday, the weather was cold but reasonably fair so it was out with the bike after giving the morning an hour or so to warm up to 5º.Continue reading “Nuclear reaction”

Lapping it up

The first visit this year of a siskin. The weather was horrible and it was difficult to get a good picture but now that they have arrived, I should get an opportunity soon. Dropscone phoned early this morning and as the weather was very windy and pouring with rain, we agreed to give the morningContinue reading “Lapping it up”

Not a frost at all

Today’s picture is of an unexpected return of a flock of waxwings, back on the walnut tree at getting up time. It was an absolutely gorgeous day but very cold. There was no morning cycling because the temperature didn’t get above 3º  until after eleven o’clock. This gave me the chance to nip downstairs andContinue reading “Not a frost at all”

Much the same as usual

Once again the weather was rather gloomy for photography of quickly moving things but I did  get this picture of a sparrow. The day was gloomy but there was no rain and the wind was quieter than Wednesday so the morning run with Dropscone was both more pleasant than Wednesday’s effort and a couple ofContinue reading “Much the same as usual”