Today’s guest picture shows a new style of letterbox which my friend Bruce spotted while out in Langholm.  You have to get up very early to post a letter in that part of town. We got up quite early today as Mrs Tootlepedal and members of her embroiderers’ group were due to spend a morningContinue reading “Hounded”

Mist out

If you want autumn colour in England, then Stourhead in Wiltshire is the place to be as today’s guest picture from my sister Mary shows.  (She went with her friend Venetia and you can see more pictures of the garden if you want on Venetia’s blog.) We can’t quite match a Greek temple in ourContinue reading “Mist out”

She can see clearly now

Today’s guest picture shows a lily pond at Tintinhull garden It was visited by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. Mrs Tootlepedal’s cataract operation seems to have gone too well.  When she came down this morning, she gave me an old fashioned look and said, “You haven’t shaved.”  I see that I am going to have smartenContinue reading “She can see clearly now”

Not so gloomy

Today’s picture shows Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire recently visited by my younger brother and older sister, two indefatigable tourists. In spite of a forecast of heavy rain and winds, the day of the Benty show offered some welcome and unexpected early sunshine when Sandy and I took our pictures up before breakfast. As Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Not so gloomy”

A full day of photography

Today’s picture shows an Icelandic poppy in the garden.  They win the prize for flowering longest. Warning for those with not a lot of time to waste: This may not be the post for you as it has far too many pictures in it. The reason for the plethora of photography  is the Benty Show. Continue reading “A full day of photography”