Uphill work

Today’s guest picture was taken by Venetia on our recent tour with her.  It shows a fine set of foxgloves near Hopsrig. Rather to our surprise, we had a very pleasant morning today and Mrs Tootlepedal made the most of it by working hard in the garden.  I clipped three more of the box balls….Continue reading “Uphill work”

Goodbye to Jean

The guest picture of the day is some splendid fungus in the garden of Zyriacus, my German correspondent.  He tells me that various pressures are turning his lovingly tended garden into a nature reserve. The main business of the day was attending our friend Jean’s funeral.  The service was held in the garden of herContinue reading “Goodbye to Jean”

Good timing

Today’s picture is another view from London.  This time it shows autumn in Kenwood as seen by my sister Mary. The forecast for today followed a familiar pattern.  It promised reasonable weather if you got up early and got out promptly followed by progressively wetter and windier weather for the rest of the daylight hours.Continue reading “Good timing”

Saddle up and westward ho!

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Susan’s recent trip to Croatia.  She remarks that it is a scenic spot for a car park. The forecast promised us a day of sunshine and light winds and the forecast was exactly right.  This came as a welcome relief in a spell of strong winds andContinue reading “Saddle up and westward ho!”

Steamed up

Today’s picture was taken especially for the blog by my brother as he pedalled along the Erewash Canal in Nottinghamshire.  Very nice it is too. Dropscone and I enjoyed a pedal ourselves this morning.  It was a lot cooler than it has been lately but the  absence of any wind made it very pleasant asContinue reading “Steamed up”

A motor tour

Today’s picture shows a young blackbird which, having had its bath, is standing on a fence post and making faces at Bruce who sent me the photo. The day dawned dry and misty after the overnight rain and I managed to get up early and go for a pedal to Waterbeck at a nice gentleContinue reading “A motor tour”

Sunshine and showers (and showers)

Today’s picture shows New Zealand’s finest tiny tot, Maisie reciting ‘Friends, Romans, Countrymen’ from Julius Caesar. It was grey and windy in the morning with occasional showers, a perfect morning in fact to put the index to another week of the local paper of 1883 into the database so that’s what I did.  I amContinue reading “Sunshine and showers (and showers)”

A busy day

Today’s picture shows  the space where a bridge used to be on Gaskells Walk.  Bruce and Lesley came across it when on a guided tour with Guthrie.  I suppose that they all girded their loins and leapt lightly across the gap. Apart from a negligible couple of flurries, the rain kept away today and wasContinue reading “A busy day”