Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture comes from Nottingham where my brother Andrew discovered another bridge which may be a little past its use-by date. I had a very quiet day today.  If I had had my fairly speedy bike to hand, I would probably  have made better use of some good weather but as the bike wasContinue reading “Life in the slow lane”

Driven mad by a little sunshine

I have raided my brother’s visit to Exeter for another guest picture today.  He had rather gloomy weather for the trip but managed to get out for long enough to photograph a new bike and pedestrian bridge over the river. Today was the last of my visits, for a while  at least, to the MoorlandContinue reading “Driven mad by a little sunshine”

Overshooting

Today’s guest picture was taken by Mike Tinker when he was visiting a zoo in New Zealand.  Neither Mrs Tinker nor Mrs Tootlepedal are flattered in any way. The day started very grey and drizzly and I was more than happy to spend some of the morning sampling Dropscone’s scones with a bit of CumbrianContinue reading “Overshooting”

Hitting the target

Today’s guest picture came from our daughter who is at the Berlin Film Festival.  She saw these birds and wondered what they are.  They look a bit like crows to me. My day started slowly and continued at that pace but it was not dull or empty.  The sun was out but the east windContinue reading “Hitting the target”

Troubled by the wind

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent and shows her daughter Hannah taking part in the Newcastle Vamos festival celebrating Latino music.  What fun. The wind was all that was forecast today (40-50mph) and sometimes it felt as though it was even stronger than that and we had worries about trees in the gardenContinue reading “Troubled by the wind”

Another bird has flown

Today’s guest picture comes from the phone of my neighbour Liz and shows some reflective geese which she observed on Rutland Water when she was down there. It was confusing today.  It had rained heavily during the night and the forecast was for more rain during the day so it took me quite some timeContinue reading “Another bird has flown”

With a spring in my step

Today’s guest picture shows what can only be described as a host of golden daffodils.  They were spotted by my sister Mary on a walk through St James’ Park. We enjoyed some perfect weather for the first day of spring here today and on a day when I really should have been cycling all overContinue reading “With a spring in my step”

An unexpected break

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin, who is currently in San Francisco. He tells me, “This is Oracle, the USA entry for the 2015 Americas Cup. It passed our tourist boat today going at full speed with 2 speedboats tailing it and it was almost flying. I have never seen anything without anContinue reading “An unexpected break”