Recycling

Today’s guest picture shows Puffin Island off Anglesey.   My brother took the picture on a visit to Anglesey in May. We were offered a bright and breezy morning and I took the opportunity to gird up my loins and get out on the fairly speedy bike for the first time in October.  Because it wasContinue reading “Recycling”

Reliably changeable

Today’s guest picture is another from Mary Jo from Manitoba’s London visit.  This time she met one of the celebrated Tower of London ravens. Our changeable weather is evidently tricky to predict so in spite of forecasts of gales and heavy rain, it was not a great surprise to wake up to merely a briskContinue reading “Reliably changeable”

Full of it

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. She is currently on holiday in England and came across this fine gate in Salisbury. Mrs Tootlepedal has been wanting a bit a manure to get her garden off to a good start for the next growing season so she had a word with aContinue reading “Full of it”

Time and tide

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who went back to the low countries after our visit to Marseille.  He was surprised to find a local pipe band in Ghent.  They are wearing McKenzie tartan kilts, our mother’s clan. The forecast was for a calm and often sunny day.  I made a plan toContinue reading “Time and tide”

Two tests of memory

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Sandra who lives on the opposite side of town.  She has a fine crop of fungus on a tree stump on her drive. It was Sunday so, as is traditional, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir and I prepared a venisonContinue reading “Two tests of memory”

Rain didn’t stop play

Today’s guest picture from my South African correspondent, Tom, shows a jackal.  Not something we see round here at all! My day was conditioned by an awful warning of heavy rain;  one of those warnings that comes with a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in the centre.  We were to expect rain soContinue reading “Rain didn’t stop play”

The wide blue yonder

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who came across this Jersey Tiger moth while visiting the garden at Greys Court in Oxfordshire. I had a strange visitor today.  When I looked out of the kitchen window, I found Dropscone measuring himself against the sunflower. Dropscone is the taller but the sunflower isContinue reading “The wide blue yonder”

Taking relaxation to new levels

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She has ventured east lately and visited Nuffield House, the home of William Morris, the car manufacturer.  This radiator temperature gauge caught her eye. I note that one of the joys of modern life is not having to worry about your car radiator boiling  every timeContinue reading “Taking relaxation to new levels”

Seeing my way

I am in the market for guest pictures again and at the moment I am relying on my brother and sister.  Today’s picture is from my brother’s visit to the Lake district and shows a splendid view of Coniston Water. I was a bit wrong footed by the weather today.  It had rained during theContinue reading “Seeing my way”

Three wheels on his wagon

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows the roadside repair man fitting a new wheel to Dropscone’s car after he had inadvertently lost the original while driving along. Dropscone arrived for coffee today with a tale of woe.  He had been driving back from a golf event up the borders at the weekend, whenContinue reading “Three wheels on his wagon”