All lit up

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia.  She saw this old wireless transmitting station and was amazed to find that it is on sale as a dwelling. We had a day of variable weather, with a selection of wind, rain, hail, thunder and occasional sunshine.  It was very cold too too and the combination of theContinue reading “All lit up”

Hard work (but not by me)

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She noticed, while reading a county guide, that there was a 13th century Tootle Bridge not far from her home.  In a spirit of fun, she visited it and waited for some time until she could take a picture of a cyclist crossing the bridge toContinue reading “Hard work (but not by me)”

A peda, a wal and a tootl (they were all rather short)

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce.  On one of his walks with his dog, he noticed that the receptacle provided for the convenience of dog walkers has acquired a ‘genius loci’. I woke up to a sunny morning and toyed with the idea of getting up into cycling clothes andContinue reading “A peda, a wal and a tootl (they were all rather short)”

A winter’s tale

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia and shows Wells Cathedral at its best. It took quite a lot time for the temperature to creep above freezing today but as it was beautifully sunny, this didn’t matter too much. I had put out a second feeder expecting a bit if a rush sinceContinue reading “A winter’s tale”

The best day of the year

Today’s guest picture is a detail from a very fine shot of a kestrel taken by my Glastonbury correspondent, Venetia. Although we were subjected to some very heavy sleet showers and there was a persistently chilly wind blowing, the fact that we also saw some sunshine and the wind was less than gale force madeContinue reading “The best day of the year”

A pedal, a short walk and a gargle

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who has been having a good time on holiday in Jersey.  Keeping her eyes well peeled, she spotted this inconspicuous fungus while there. Mrs Tootlepedal went off with two friends to have another visit to the Great Tapestry of Scotland.  They had all seen it on aContinue reading “A pedal, a short walk and a gargle”

Talking pictures

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone who discovered this multi roundabout nightmare in Swindon when driving to a wedding there some years ago.  He came upon it while looking through his photos and thought that I might appreciate it.  I do.  It has taught me never to go to Swindon. I didn’t have anyContinue reading “Talking pictures”

All’s well that ends well

Today’s guest picture is the result of the purchase by my younger son of a 50mm prime lens for his camera with his birthday money.  When he told me about it, I assumed that he was going to be taking striking street photographs of Edinburgh but oddly enough, he had a different aim in mind.  Continue reading “All’s well that ends well”

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”

Pain relief

Today’s guest picture caught the eye of Bruce who was on a visit to Edinburgh’s Grassmarket.  You may need to click on the picture to read it properly. Today started with a visit to the dentist to check on the enduring toothache after my recent tooth extraction.  The dentist peered into my mouth and saidContinue reading “Pain relief”