On the road at last

Today’s picture is of two siskins just to show that although the temperature may change, some things stay the same. From a bird feeder point of view, it was a curious day. The appearance of the birds was very sporadic indeed with an almost complete absence of bramblings for instance. The temperature was up toContinue reading “On the road at last”

Many a slip

Today’s picture shows just how desperate the cabin fever is getting in the Tootlepedal household. Mrs Tootlepedal is polishing a stainless steel spoon. I have to watch out myself. If I stand still too long, I get dusted. The day started with a double dose of sociability. Our neighbour, Liz, joined us for a cupContinue reading “Many a slip”

Ice age

Today’s picture comes to me by courtesy of my son Anthony. It is of the outside rim of an horrendously difficult jigsaw of a cup of coffee. He kindly  assures me that it is lot more interesting than all those birds. A combination of last night’s rain and nearly freezing temperatures meant that the townContinue reading “Ice age”

Out but on foot

  Today’s picture is a goldfinch. They are having a hard time at the moment because the siskins are more pushy round the feeders so I thought I would cheer this one up by giving it top billing. It was another cold, cold day today and once again, cycling was out of the question. Instead,Continue reading “Out but on foot”

Out and about at last

Today’s picture is of a large skein of geese over the Esk near the border taken with my little camera. You can just see them if you peer very hard. The temperature has been so benign (above freezing) for a few days that Dropscone and Arthur were able to play in the winter golf competitionContinue reading “Out and about at last”

Red in tooth and claw (or head and wing)

Today’s picture is another of my sister Mary’s from her morning walks. It is from Swan Lake on Ice. The day started very well with no frozen pipes so the cutting of the boiler pipe seems to have done the trick. The only problem now is to remember to empty the basin. It was nearlyContinue reading “Red in tooth and claw (or head and wing)”