Dripping wet

Today’s guest picture, an antidote to our miserable day here, is a view towards Keswick from Manesty taken by Lake District enthusiast Paul, a couple of years ago. It was a welcome sight on a grey day. The number of aeroplane trails in the sky is a marked contrast to present circumstances. We had aContinue reading “Dripping wet”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon. He has been taking walks round Canonbie during the lockdown and wonders why anyone might prefer city life to scenes like these. It was not a promising morning today here in any way, being windy and wet from the start. I did pop out intoContinue reading “Uphill work”

Brief notes

Today’s guest picture comes from Tom in South Africa and shows the calm before the storm. I managed to get up quite promptly and had time for a quick look round the garden after breakfast… …and then I  got going on my new bike before it got too hot (it was a mere 73°F whenContinue reading “Brief notes”

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”

Unsuccessful shower dodging

Today’s guest picture comes from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal.  She took it at the flower show in Birmingham which she went to with our daughter last month. The plan for today was to leap up early, jump on the bike and get a good distance in before the forecast rain arrived and the windContinue reading “Unsuccessful shower dodging”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She visited  the Tate Modern Art Gallery’s  new Switch House yesterday and thought that I might prefer the view from the window to the exhibits. I had a rather disturbed night, being woken by the sound of pounding rain accompanied by thunder and lightning.  As a resultContinue reading “Gently does it”

Rain stopped play

Today’s guest picture, featuring a very fine 20cm diameter parasol mushroom growing in his garden, was sent to me all the way from Germany by Zyriacus. He also told me that the weather there has been very capricious, going from 40° one day to 10° two days later.  With that in mind, I will tryContinue reading “Rain stopped play”

It takes two to tootle

Today’s guest picture, sent by my sister Mary, shows Mr Grumpy’s London cousin trying to pass himself off as a swan or goose at the Serpentine. We were threatened with rain today but in the end it didn’t arrive until the evening and we had a dry, cool day instead.  I had to begin theContinue reading “It takes two to tootle”

Deflated

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal who was visiting the world’s greatest baby in Edinburgh.  Matilda is puzzling out the convoluted constitutional matters that have arisen since the referendum. It was a breezy morning so I suggested to Dropscone, when he arrived after breakfast, that we should go round the more sheltered traditional morningContinue reading “Deflated”

Down in the mouth

Today’s guest picture sent from New Zealand shows Maisie laughing at her father.  The picture was created and sent by her father.  It cheered me up on a very grey day. The grey day was not improved in any way by an early  visit to the dentist.  Having problems with your teeth is not aContinue reading “Down in the mouth”

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