Mrs Tootlepedal plays a blinder

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He knows that I enjoy his photographs of teapots so he sent me this teapot cascade from Derby. (He was going for a cup of coffee when he passed it.) It was another very grey and gloomy morning today, with occasional drizzle to make things even gloomier.Continue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal plays a blinder”

Getting a stitch

Today’s guest picture was taken by my sister Mary in the Japanese Garden in Holland Park, London, England a few days ago. That is a nice international medley of names to go with a delightful picture taken on a dull day. After our very brief burst of springlike weather yesterday, we were back in theContinue reading “Getting a stitch”

A winter’s tale

Today’s guest picture shows a friendly squirrel which approached my sister Mary in the hope of a snack. After yesterday’s gloomy and damp afternoon, I was more than pleased to wake up to this view from the bedroom window this morning. After breakfast (and a little lie down to get my strength up), I lookedContinue reading “A winter’s tale”

Wall to wall sunshine

Today’s picture was sent by my younger son and daughter-in-law who are in Boston on holiday. We had, as the title suggests, wall to wall sunshine today.  There absolutely wasn’t a cloud in the sky and for most of the day there wasn’t much wind either.  It may be three or four weeks late butContinue reading “Wall to wall sunshine”

A proper Sunday

Today’s picture, sent from NZ by my brother Andrew, shows my sister-in-law Catherine sitting beside a boat that was probably the most famous vessel in the world in 1985. Of course it is summer in NZ but far from that over here.  We had a typical winter’s day with a brisk wind and plenty ofContinue reading “A proper Sunday”

Quieter day

Today’s picture is of swans in the Longtown gravel pit. As Mrs Tootlepedal and my sister have both contributed swans to the blog, I thought I should do my bit too. In any other year, today would have ranked as a very nice day for January but after the explosion of light of yesterday, itContinue reading “Quieter day”