Better things to come

Today’s guest picture shows that Mary Jo has not been wasting her entire time in London going to concerts and seeing the sights.  She has looked at interesting things as well. We had another grey, cold and windy day today.  To be fair, it has been pretty dry recently and if it hadn’t been forContinue reading “Better things to come”

Birds, biking and just a song at twilight

Today’s striking guest picture is another from Gavin’s Spanish holiday.  It shows the Funicular Railway above the Montserrat Monastery and Basilica. To reach the Monastery, he had to go up in a cable car first so I am glad that it was Gavin who was doing the visiting and not me. We didn’t have anythingContinue reading “Birds, biking and just a song at twilight”

La vie en rose

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She saw these de-icers at work at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on her way to America.  They would make me very nervous if I was flying. We had a day out today.  One of Mrs Tootlepedal’s fellow sopranos from our Carlisle choir had invited us forContinue reading “La vie en rose”

I remember how to do it

Today’s guest picture shows a regular visitor to Irving’s feeder. I start today’s post with an item from yesterday.  Just after I had put the blog to bed, there were loud noises outside.  It was a very misty night and the pink footed geese might well have been lost and checking where the rest ofContinue reading “I remember how to do it”

A woodpecker, a pedal and some Pelmanism

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who was in Edinburgh yesterday and was comforted by the up to date police protection afforded to its citizens. I had much better weather for my trip to the Moorland Feeders today and it was only a pity that the birds stayed away in great numbers.  IContinue reading “A woodpecker, a pedal and some Pelmanism”

A spotted woodpecker

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie.  She is working in Zurich this week and took a picture of the sunset there this evening. There was no chance of a sunset here today…or a sunrise…or a sun anything as the sun was conspicuous by its absence all day.  The forecast told me that ifContinue reading “A spotted woodpecker”

Slightly depressed again

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin.  He was walking in Edinburgh when he came upon this recently restored lift bridge on the Union Canal there. Thanks to another depression coming off the Atlantic, the day started with a light frizzle and developed into some steady rain which lasted until late in the evening. Continue reading “Slightly depressed again”

Birds, oaks and no bike

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce, shows an impasse between dog and grandchild.  The grandchild would like the dog to come in and the dog would like to come in….but only if the excessively affectionate grandchild wasn’t there. I would have liked,  in theory at least, to have gone out cyclingContinue reading “Birds, oaks and no bike”

Not quite what was on the menu

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Wirksworth.  As well as the train to the museum, there was another connection to Derby and Sheffield by the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. We had been expecting a very rainy day today but it was surprisingly dry if rather chilly when we got up. The dayContinue reading “Not quite what was on the menu”

Two surprises; one bad, one good

Today’s guest picture of helmet hair was sent to me by my Maine correspondent.  She had been for a 13 mile cycle ride and tells me that she, Laurie is in the picture  with her husband Clif . They live in Winthrop, Maine, and that picture was taken at Norcross Point, which is by MaranacookContinue reading “Two surprises; one bad, one good”