Net gain

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo from Manitoba who is not in Manitoba at all at the moment.  She is in London and visited Kew Gardens where she took this picture.  You might think that as it was taken in a famous garden it shows a wonderful plant but in fact it is anContinue reading “Net gain”

Knees on display

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Dropscone and shows the opening day of the golf season at Langholm.  Dropscone, the club captain this year,  is modestly holding the trophy which his team has just won in the opening match. We had an unquestionably pleasant day of weather here today, with wall to wallContinue reading “Knees on display”

A day in the country

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She went down to the Thames a week or so ago to catch a boat and spent so much time taking its picture that she almost missed it. We had another warm, grey, damp morning today but it wasn’t raining and I was able to take a lookContinue reading “A day in the country”

Left handed photography

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who appears to be spending May Day in Madrid.  He visited El Parque de Buen Retiro where he admired the colossal statue of Alfonse XIII, best viewed from across the boating lake. After putting on a good show for the visit of Mary Jo yesterday, the localContinue reading “Left handed photography”

Slow going

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin who is on holiday with his family in Spain.  His picture shows his grandson Elliot surrounded by trains at Vilanova Railway Museum. We got the promised sunshine today.  The whole country has been gloomy over the past few days so there were amusing remarks on the breakfastContinue reading “Slow going”

Testing, testing

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who found some nice light in a quarry on a walk at Little Eaton. The main excitement of the day was caused by the arrival of workmen who are going to replace the bridge over the dam in the street outside our house. Our road will beContinue reading “Testing, testing”

The darkest hour

Today’s guest picture was taken by our daughter Annie as she stopped off in Hong Kong on her way back from Macao. We should have been in celebratory mood today as it is the winter solstice and the start of a new year but Mrs Tootlepedal’s cold had got a bit worse and she wiselyContinue reading “The darkest hour”

The calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s sunny visit to Bath. We got up to another grey and miserable morning here although once again it was unseasonably mild. Mrs Tootlepedal is partially recovered but by no means back to full working order.   She is very touched by the good wishes expressed by readersContinue reading “The calm before the storm”

Recycling

Today’s guest picture shows Puffin Island off Anglesey.   My brother took the picture on a visit to Anglesey in May. We were offered a bright and breezy morning and I took the opportunity to gird up my loins and get out on the fairly speedy bike for the first time in October.  Because it wasContinue reading “Recycling”

Modified rapture

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce, who is on the island of Arran where he visited the Blackwater Foot harbour.  A harbour, a bridge and a waterfall in one shot is very good value. We had a lovely sunny morning.  This was a great joy after such a gloomy day yesterday but, asContinue reading “Modified rapture”