Mist out

If you want autumn colour in England, then Stourhead in Wiltshire is the place to be as today’s guest picture from my sister Mary shows.  (She went with her friend Venetia and you can see more pictures of the garden if you want on Venetia’s blog.) We can’t quite match a Greek temple in ourContinue reading “Mist out”

Scaling scone mountain

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who has just got round to sorting through some more of his Marseille pictures.  This one shows the village of L’Estaque and a view popular with Braque, Cezanne and other famous painters. The wind did move round today as forecast but it was neither as strong notContinue reading “Scaling scone mountain”

Cathedral concert

Today’s guest picture shows a view of the River Trent near Swarkestone Bridge.  My brother Andrew took the shot while out with his walking group. The wind was in the process of moving round from east to west today but it did it very gently and gave us a wonderfully sunny autumn morning on theContinue reading “Cathedral concert”

Chaffinches are go

Today’s guest picture shows a pair of Egyptian geese looking very autumnal.  Our daughter Annie met them on a visit to the Serpentine in London. After a succession of rather grey days, we woke to brilliant sunshine today.  This meant that the temperature was on the low side but miraculously, it had stayed well aboveContinue reading “Chaffinches are go”

Just another peaceful Sunday

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows a nice waterfall which he passed on his walk today.  It follows the golden rule that there are always trees in front of interesting waterfalls. I had a very normal Sunday.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing with the church choir and I stayedContinue reading “Just another peaceful Sunday”

Pure gold

Today’s guest picture shows Dovedale last month at a time when following the path too closely would have left my brother Andrew needing a snorkel and flippers. After another night of strong winds and heavy rain, I took a walk down to the river after breakfast to check out the water levels here.  Once again,Continue reading “Pure gold”

I came to a bridge so I crossed it

There being no guest picture to hand today, I am putting in a picture of a guest instead.  My Newcastle correspondent dropped in to see how I was doing.  This was very nice of her.  Sadly, I didn’t have the proper camera set up ready and had to make do with a trembly hand heldContinue reading “I came to a bridge so I crossed it”