Left high and dry

The guest picture of the day is another from Dropscone’s recent walk.  He passed this fine tree on his way.  It seems to be involved in an intricate ballet step. We woke to a chilly morning, so chilly in fact that the street coffee morning meeting needed coats and was adjourned early on account ofContinue reading “Left high and dry”

Down in the mouth

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba.  Her Christmas cactus responded to a programme of benign neglect indoors over the winter by bursting into flower when it was put outside for the summer. Perhaps unsurprisingly my hopes of waking up with no pain after yesterday’s tooth extraction were not realised and far fromContinue reading “Down in the mouth”

Real life

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who knows that I like a neat lawn.  She found this one near a well known large house. It was one of those days when it might have rained at any time and there was evidence that it had rained… …but in the end, it kept reasonablyContinue reading “Real life”

Going wild

Today’s guest picture shows a feature of the Sheffield Peace Gardens. They were seen by Bruce on a recent stay in the city. Today started very oddly when I woke up realising that I had just had a good night’s sleep.  This was so unusual that it took me until Dropscone arrived with Friday treacle sconesContinue reading “Going wild”

Not doing too much

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Gavin who is over on the east coast on a walking holiday.  He passed this little memento of the war near Craster. Mrs Tootlepedal spent most of the day embroidering in Hawick so I had a quiet day to myself. It was another dry dayContinue reading “Not doing too much”

A good sit down

Today’s guest picture comes from my Highland correspondent Jennifer and shows her lovely garden, proving that they have had good weather up there too. After the brief interlude with rain here, we are back to dry, warm weather.  New flowers are appearing in the garden. It was cloudy today but warm enough for me toContinue reading “A good sit down”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who enjoyed the view at Buttermere on her recent flying visit to the Lake District. Our fine weather continued unabated today and there were gardening and cycling opportunities as a result.  Mrs Tootlepedal seized the gardening opportunities with both hands (and a trowel)  while I rather letContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

Edinburgh lawn care

Today’s guest picture shows an old bridge with more arches than water.  It came from my brother Andrew.  He tells me that it is the Segovia bridge in Madrid, over the river Manzanares. Completed in 1584, it is the oldest bridge in the city – the architect was ‎Juan de Herrera The over night rainContinue reading “Edinburgh lawn care”

Keeping busy

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who started a journey north by going to Kentish Town Station where she was quite surprised to find a garden on the platform. We had a better day today with just a hint of warmth, although no one would have called a high summer day. I hadContinue reading “Keeping busy”

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”