Deflated

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal who was visiting the world’s greatest baby in Edinburgh.  Matilda is puzzling out the convoluted constitutional matters that have arisen since the referendum. It was a breezy morning so I suggested to Dropscone, when he arrived after breakfast, that we should go round the more sheltered traditional morningContinue reading “Deflated”

We’re having a heat wave

Today’s guest picture is of a guest, not by a guest.  It was actually taken by me and shows Anne, who took yesterday’s guest picture of the hummingbird hawkmoth, chatting to Mrs Tootlepedal over the garden hedge about the excitement of the sighting. After the energetic activity of the last two days, I rose lateContinue reading “We’re having a heat wave”

Hipped

Today’s guest picture comes from my nephew Emre, by way of my sister Susan who forwarded it to me, and shows his daughter Lila, the latest addition to our family.  A great uncle again.  I am feeling my age. The full day that I enjoyed yesterday turned out to have been a little fuller thanContinue reading “Hipped”

A bit of everything

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my daughter Annie, who has been in Devon.  It just goes to show, she says, that they have gates down there too. Since it was both  a pleasant day and a Sunday, I took the speedy bike out for a spin up the main road to theContinue reading “A bit of everything”

Full throat

Today’s guest picture comes from a recent visit of my brother Andrew and his wife Catherine to Antwerp and shows the interior of the very handsome railway station there. After yesterday’s early start, I wasn’t quite so nimble today and had to settle for a shorter 21 mile ride up the A7 to the MosspaulContinue reading “Full throat”

Seeing the light

Today’s picture shows the 13th century Cathedral in Toledo which my brother and his wife visited yesterday by high speed train.  He thought that the journey was well worth while. It was a generally sunny, quite calm day today but as the temperature was only three degrees, I gave up any thoughts of cycling.  MyContinue reading “Seeing the light”

New bird

Today’s picture shows a lady whom my sister Susan went all the way to Croatia to visit.  Susan loves a mosaic more than anything.  This one is from the sixth century. The weather today was kind and Dropscone and I set out round the morning run with the temperature at 8C and a very lightContinue reading “New bird”

The day after the day before

Today’s picture, sent to me by Dropscone’s niece, shows her daughter thoroughly enjoying the Monticello Trail. After the excitement of Langholm’s Great Day yesterday, I was in relaxed mood and spent the morning in idle pleasure, wandering around the garden and sitting down in equal proportions once I had visited our local producer’s market toContinue reading “The day after the day before”

Slow pedal, good tootle

After yesterday’s exciting picture of the hobby horses in the Banbury Mayor’s procession, here is the mayor himself walking through a crowd of well wishers. I’m glad that my brother lives in Banbury and not I.  The excitement might be too much for me. Here, on a another warm and sunny day, I avoided tooContinue reading “Slow pedal, good tootle”

Nothing doing

Today’s picture, sent by Gavin who is on holiday, shows a tower that houses barn owls.  I’ll have to up my bird feeder game to keep up with this sort of thing. We woke to a miserable wet and windy day.  It was a pity as it was our daughter’s last morning with us andContinue reading “Nothing doing”