Far from the maddening crowd

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He has been on a tour of the north east with my sisters Mary and Susan.  They returned home by train today and he drove back to Derby by way of Fountains Abbey. Mrs Tootlepedal and I also came home today, leaving Evelyn Rose with some sadnessContinue reading “Far from the maddening crowd”

A bonus

Today’s guest picture is another from Stephen’s visit to North Queensland. As well as idyllic beaches, he and his wife visited the Kuranda aviary where amongst others, they encountered this striking pair of birds. The weather gods relented today, and after sending us more overnight rain, they let up by morning and allowed us toContinue reading “A bonus”

A second failure at go fish

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who was spotted by a deer on one of his walks. It was another grey day today but although it promised to rain for quite a lot of the day, we got nothing worse than a few spots every now and again. I went off to theContinue reading “A second failure at go fish”

A day of two halves reversed

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by her father, shows Matilda posing with flowers in the botanic gardens in Edinburgh. The forecast had suggested that if I wanted to cycle in dry conditions, a prompt start might be advisable as rain was on the way by midday  It seemed like a plausible prediction so IContinue reading “A day of two halves reversed”

Mrs Tootlepedal plays a blinder

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He knows that I enjoy his photographs of teapots so he sent me this teapot cascade from Derby. (He was going for a cup of coffee when he passed it.) It was another very grey and gloomy morning today, with occasional drizzle to make things even gloomier.Continue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal plays a blinder”

Very merciful indeed

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was obviously near or on  Tower Bridge when she took it.  It demonstrates the complete disregard for the London skyline exhibited by planners and developers.  What a mess. The forecast rain arrived on cue and by 2pm after a morning of more or less continual rain,Continue reading “Very merciful indeed”

Two tootles and a pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who is visiting the north east of England.  He was able to locate a handy cafe at one of his stops by following a cryptic clue. It rained  during the night and when I woke up, there was evidence to be found. But that was all there hadContinue reading “Two tootles and a pedal”

Mugged

Today’s guest picture comes from my Friday night orchestra, Alison, who recently visited Caerlaverock Castle with her granddaughter (and got served in the cafe). I was mugged by the weather today.  It was generally cloudy but still very warm and with no wind about, it felt very airless and close.  I noticed that as IContinue reading “Mugged”

A farewell to welcoming (and a welcome)

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who is enjoying good weather in Aberdeenshire near the former fishing village of Collieston. We had another day today which would have been very welcome in mid summer and it is becoming pretty clear that it will be very unlikely that summer, when it comes, could beContinue reading “A farewell to welcoming (and a welcome)”

On the mend

Today’s guest picture comes from a walk on The Edge in Derbyshire which my brother Andrew shared with his walking group….and some cows….and some very nice weather. Our weather improved today but it was still pretty damp in the morning. I didn’t go out to take a flower picture until nearly midday. Oddly, many ofContinue reading “On the mend”