Mrs Tootlepedal is happy

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother Andrew, but was taken by his son, my nephew Dan.  It shows the trail along the disused Nottingham Canal. We woke to another dry and sunny morning and I got up early enough to have a wander round the garden before coffee time. The daffodilsContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is happy”

Ten minutes of rain

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She mowed her lawn today but tells me not to look too closely at it.  It looks good to me. We had another lovely morning and as a result, Mrs Tootlepedal had to spend a good deal of the day watering the garden.  Even after a goodContinue reading “Ten minutes of rain”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s permitted walk today.   He was pleased to see such cheerful blossom. We had cheerful flowers in the garden here today.  They were pleased to see the sunshine on another rather chilly day with an east wind sweeping down from the far north. I went out to viewContinue reading “Uphill work”

Winter draws (back on)

Today’s guest picture is a delightful pastoral scene which my Somerset correspondent Venetia captured a week ago on one of her permitted walks. The temperature was back to being well down in single figures again this morning and I dressed accordingly when I got up after my usual lockdown morning routine of leisurely breakfast andContinue reading “Winter draws (back on)”

Up the wall

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  Photo opportunities are scarce in lockdown London but she captured this squirrel with her phone on her short local walk today. It was another chilly and mostly grey day here but once again it was dry and the rain gauge has been stubbornly recording no inches ofContinue reading “Up the wall”

Just kidding

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo’s Australian trip.  Her husband used his phone to take this shot of a big flock of bats. We woke to brilliant sunshine and we were easily able to ignore a crisp temperature and a nippy wind.  Not having rain and a gale were quite enough to keep usContinue reading “Just kidding”

Sunshine (and a chilly wind)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday on the Northumberland coast.  He saw a boat temporarily going nowhere. I should have mentioned in yesterday’s post that since it was Shrove Tuesday, Mrs Tootlepedal made some delicious pancakes for our tea which we ate with lemon and castor sugar.  They disappeared so quicklyContinue reading “Sunshine (and a chilly wind)”

Putting my boots on

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He had a moment to wander around in Borrowash this morning and was surprised to find a giraffe in the woods.  You can see it too if you look carefully.  It didn’t move a lot, he tells me. Last night I had wondered whether we would wakeContinue reading “Putting my boots on”

Norwegian weather

Today’s guest post is another from Joyce’s Bermuda collection.  As well as glorious beaches she visited the zoo at Flatt Island where she found this lovely lemur. When we woke up, we were very pleased to find the Norwegian weather forecast had been reliable and we had a second sunny day in succession.  What wasContinue reading “Norwegian weather”

Missed opportunity

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who was out walking his dogs this morning. Bruce took his photograph at half past eleven this morning when, as you can see, it was misty on the Castleholm. I had looked out of the window after breakfast and only seen sunshine and frost but when IContinue reading “Missed opportunity”