Out and out

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who lives in Southsea in Portsmouth. She found a brisk breeze rippling the waters of a fountain on her walk today. After two days of rain, it was a relief to wake up to a different sort of day here today. This was the view from anContinue reading “Out and out”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  Owing to an easing in the lockdown in England, she was able to visit the Fragrance Garden at The Newt, and very pleased she was to be there. A quick examination of our garden this morning showed that the frost attack hadn’t been just been aContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

Up and down, up and down and up and down

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia who came upon a horde of ladybirds on one of her visits.  This picture shows just a few of the insects that she saw. It was a bright but chilly morning here and I had to scrape ice off the car windscreen after breakfast before IContinue reading “Up and down, up and down and up and down”

2018 gets off on the right foot

Today’s guest picture comes from Irving who found a place without trees at Castle O’er.  Not an easy thing to do. After deciding a couple of days ago  that I wasn’t going to take part in the annual New Year’s Day “Whisky Run” because of the snowy conditions, I changed my mind entirely when theContinue reading “2018 gets off on the right foot”

Up hill and down dale

Today’s guest picture is a second helping of vegetables from our daughter’s allotment.  She is obviously doing a good job there.  Mrs Tootlepedal is very envious of the beetroot. I didn’t have very much time to look at our veg today as it seemed to start to rain as soon as I went out intoContinue reading “Up hill and down dale”

Cold nose

Today’s picture of a willy wagtail from Western Australia was kindly sent to me by a reader called Jennifer in return for a copy of Susan’s nice picture.  This is a very fine picture and  a very nice gesture. The question this morning was, ‘Would it be warm enough for a pedal?’  The thermometer saidContinue reading “Cold nose”

On a clear day

Today’s picture shows an old friend who’s been hanging around.  I took it just to show that the skies were clear all day for once. The day was sunny from the start but Dropscone was gloomy.  His aches and pains meant that he couldn’t cycle today.  I changed my plan,  had two extra slices ofContinue reading “On a clear day”