Surprisingly cheerful

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She went for a walk this morning, hoping to get thoroughly soaked by a welcome shower of rain. Sadly, she was disappointed, but she took a fine picture of the canal lock in action while she was out. I start today’s post with a picture from yesterday.Continue reading “Surprisingly cheerful”

Sombre morning

Today’s picture shows a set of buildings on the banks of the Thames variously known as the ‘Walkie Talkie’, the ‘Cheese Grater’ and the ‘Gherkin’.  My sister Mary passed them as she walked along the opposite bank….as fast as she could, I would think. The morning was mostly spent in going to the funeral serviceContinue reading “Sombre morning”


Today’s picture is a copy of Sandy’s prizewinning photograph of his and Anne’s grandsons and I put it here as a mark of respect to her on the day of her funeral.   They are part of her ongoing legacy. It was a brilliantly sunny morning but it was moderated by a decidedly chilly wind andContinue reading “Reflections”

Hard to swallow

Today’s picture, from one of my sister Mary’s walks, shows the Olympic rings on Tower bridge in London. It was another wet morning and my joints were sore anyway so I wasn’t too upset at not going on the morning cycle ride.   Mrs Tootlepedal had said that she would use the top dressing that weContinue reading “Hard to swallow”

A sad day

Today’s picture, sent to me by Gavin, shows Cat Barlow ringing a woodpecker at her feeder station.  It pecked her.  You can see more pictures of the ringing on Gavin’s blog. There was a sad start to the day when Mrs Tootlepedal and I went to the funeral in Carlisle of the husband of oneContinue reading “A sad day”