A pedal, a toddle, a tootle and a gargle

The guest picture of the day comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She recently took a break in the Highlands of Scotland where she saw this lovely little tree creeper. The forecast was for sunshine and light winds in the morning and rain and strong wind in the afternoon.  As I was hoping to haveContinue reading “A pedal, a toddle, a tootle and a gargle”

Good weather, indifferent legs

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent.  She set herself up with this splendid view with the intention of enjoying the Red  Arrows display team as they flew towards her.   Unfortunately, owing to a failure of communication, they appeared from behind her and were past before she could get a good shot.  Still,Continue reading “Good weather, indifferent legs”

More of the same

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s Irish holiday.  As well as an interesting wall, he found an interesting house. After more snow overnight, the first task of the day was to clear the path along our drive and go to the shops for some milk.  The path was cleared but the milk hadn’t gotContinue reading “More of the same”

Green walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary’s Lake District trip.  I have shown you some of her nice bridges so I thought I better include a lake too.  This is Grasmere. The main business of the day was our Carlisle Community Choir concert in the afternoon but the morning was free for other things. Continue reading “Green walk”

A good hiding

Today’s guest picture was taken by my friend Gavin’s son Fraser when Gavin went to Yosemite with him.  I gather that you may have to knock other photographers out of the way to take this stunning view. We had another day of mostly sunny weather but with an even stronger and colder north wind than yesterdayContinue reading “A good hiding”

My day was like Gaul, divided into three parts

The guest picture of the day is a  hang glider caught in action by my brother as he climbed Blencathra last weekend. I had more sun here today than my brother had on Blencathra but a little less exciting action this morning.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to chat to Matilda and I wentContinue reading “My day was like Gaul, divided into three parts”

And now, a big hand for Imogen

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s visit to Leicester and shows the Guildhall there. The named storms keep rolling in and we are about to be visited by Imogen.  Because the jet stream has obligingly shifted a bit, Imogen is likely to pass us by and visit the south of England instead of us.  Continue reading “And now, a big hand for Imogen”

Staying at home

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my brother-in-law Mike and shows his granddaughter Lara putting in the last pieces of an enormous jigsaw puzzle. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to see our granddaughter Matilda today but I stayed at home.  As soon as she had left to catch the train at Lockerbie,Continue reading “Staying at home”

Three sunny days in a row. Summer at last.

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our neighbour Liz who met this colourful beast on a recent walk in the south. I had been pressed by Scott, the minister, to go for a cycle ride of a decent distance with him as today promised wall to wall sunshine and tolerable winds.  As heContinue reading “Three sunny days in a row. Summer at last.”

Better late than never

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Gavin who is on a walking holiday in Norfolk. His picture shows a working windmill in the village of Weybourne, which they came to at the end of a ten mile walk. We had plenty of wind to spare here today but as the thermometer was showing summerContinue reading “Better late than never”

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