Out and back

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony’s Highland holiday. He was looking across at Skye from the mainland when he took this shot. We were offered a fine morning with light winds so the sensible thing to do would be for me to get going as soon after breakfast as possible if IContinue reading “Out and back”

Winding up again

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce. He spotted a splendidly rickety bridge on trip up the Megdale valley. I think that I might use the one in the background to cross the stream. Our spell of dry weather continued and I could find no trace of rain in the rain gauge for theContinue reading “Winding up again”

Getting the worm

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He doesn’t have a proper garden he tells me, but he can still grow a lovely rose in a pot. This is Alpine Sunset. Yesterday’s forecast for today was for a lovely sunny morning followed by a dry but duller afternoon. My plan was to getContinue reading “Getting the worm”

A VIP visitor

Today’s guest picture is from Paul. He explored the tracks round Entwistle Reservoir earlier this month and found some very tall trees there. Here, we had a calmer and drier day than yesterday but there were one or two really sharp and gusty showers to stop us getting too excited about the return of summer.Continue reading “A VIP visitor”

A round and about

Today’s guest picture comes from another of Venetia’s visit to fine local gardens. She returned to the country estate called The Newt and found a newt. We had a fine day here and I was up comparatively early to enjoy it, as I had arranged to play nine holes of golf after breakfast with Dropscone.Continue reading “A round and about”

Taking the biscuit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. In the recent hot spell, he took a walk down to his local river. Our spell of fine summer weather came to an end today and we had a cooler, cloudy day with even a hint of rain at times. It wasn’t cold though, and Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Taking the biscuit”

A day of rest

Today’s guest picture comes from another National Trust visit from Venetia. She liked the way that this downpipe had been shaped to suit the architecture at Great Chalfield Manor in Wiltshire. We had another perfect summer’s day here. I was glad that I had gone cycling yesterday though as the wind was a lot briskerContinue reading “A day of rest”

Sitting around all day again

Today’s guest picture comes from Tony in East Wemyss and shows that he has been putting all that sunshine to good use in his vegetable garden. We had a perfect summer day here today. The wind was light, the sky was blue and temperatures were warm but tolerable. In the morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was busyContinue reading “Sitting around all day again”

In training

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce.  He has left the country with his wife and seems to have turned up in Helsinki where they saw the cathedral.  (They will be back.) A brief post today as it is late again as I sit down to write  because I have been to Edinburgh. WeContinue reading “In training”

Brightening up

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Kew Gardens.  As well as the glass sculptures, she met this imposing dragon. The rain stopped on cue over night and we woke up to a calm and sunny day with the dam looking as though butter wouldn’t melt in its mouth.  All theContinue reading “Brightening up”

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