Much better

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She has got a new phone and took this shot with it and sent it to me. She knows that I like canals. There were two and a half inches of rain for the week in Mary Jo’s rain gauge when I looked this morning, most ofContinue reading “Much better”

Another fine day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. He spotted a local heron having a day on the tiles. We could hardly believe our luck here when we had a second dry day in succession. We made good use of it. Mrs Tootlepedal drove up to the Langholm Moor, where she and otherContinue reading “Another fine day”

Hot work

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to the woods yesterday. He came across this ancient tree, affectionately known as the King of the Kernigal. It was another hot day here, and a rather muggy one too making anything more than gentle work seem quite hard. It was an easy crossword day so IContinue reading “Hot work”

Plan C today

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron.  He had a lovely day for a pedal along the towpath. It was cold and grey here when we got up and my original plan (Plan A) for the day was to go back to bed after breakfast, pull the covers over my head and hopeContinue reading “Plan C today”

A hint of warmth

Thanks to all those who have sent guest pictures.  I start with these two exotic encoutnered by Jim and Sandra who certainly haven’t been on holiday in Blackpool. After a sub zero night, it warmed up briskly and there was no hint of frost to be seen.  The temperature didn’t get above itself though andContinue reading “A hint of warmth”

Water under the bridge(s)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who has recently been playing golf in Girona in Spain.  Clearly, there was no rain in Spain while he was there. There was no rain here today either but not quite as much sun as Dropscone has been enjoying. I had to take the car to the garage earlyContinue reading “Water under the bridge(s)”

Birds and bridges

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia, who went to watch a murmuration of starlings recently.  You can see more pictures  of her visit on her blog. I too went to look at some birds today with Mrs Tootlepedal.  It was a glorious morning and it was no hardship at all to takeContinue reading “Birds and bridges”

I do like to be beside the seaside

Today’s guest picture shows a popular pair of pelicans in St James Park.   My sister Mary enjoyed their company. We had another in our very welcome spell of dry days today.  We didn’t go as far as getting any sunshine but the wind was reasonably calm so mustn’t grumble.  You can’t have everything. After aContinue reading “I do like to be beside the seaside”

A sunny mood

Today’s guest picture shows the audience at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London.  It was taken yesterday by my sister Mary.  She enjoyed a performance of Richard II there. We enjoyed a non stop performance by the sun today.  Although it was none too warm in the morning, by the afternoon there could be noContinue reading “A sunny mood”

Definitely a bridge too far

Today’s guest picture has been very kindly sent to me from Solingen in Germany by Zyriacus, a regular reader and correspondent.  It shows two water wheels which turn stones for grinding blades of all descriptions, still a significant local industry. We got a second day of calm weather here today and I started it byContinue reading “Definitely a bridge too far”

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