A lot better than expected

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent garden visits in Somerset. This lovely pattern was captured at The Newt, which is a country estate and not an amphibian in this case. The forecast had been a bit apocalyptic with talk of blizzards and gales and Arctic blasts, but I am beginning to suspect thatContinue reading “A lot better than expected”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon.   He came across a tree beside the river at Canonbie, about which it can be truly said that the bottom has fallen out of its world. We had a frosty start to the day here but thanks to my policy of rising slowly and late,Continue reading “A cold start”

Scary but satisfying

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who managed to find some splendid blossom on a recent permitted walk. Although the forecast for today was for a worse day than yesterday, it was in fact just as good a day, not quite so warm in the morning when it was cloudy but sunny andContinue reading “Scary but satisfying”

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”

Over the limit

I apologise for today’s guest picture but it is another from the St Bees Sportive and I have put it in because I paid good money for it so I am going to use it. I also apologise for breaking my own rule about how many pictures I should put in a post.  I wasContinue reading “Over the limit”

Wandering

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s visit to Rye.  It speaks for itself.  Simple. I had to speak to myself today because Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh to commune with TWGSP.  My conversation with myself touched on cycling but when Dropscone rang up to say that the morning run had takenContinue reading “Wandering”

Fully furnished

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my recorder playing friend Susan who saw this fine skyscape on a recent cycle outing. We had a sharp frost during the night but the ground was remarkably ice free in the morning and while there was still frozen water in a bucket outside the back doorContinue reading “Fully furnished”

Four out of four

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce’s recent tour of the north of England and shows a very uncharacteristic yellow telephone box.  It is part of Hull Telecoms, the only place in Britain which doesn’t bow the knee to British Telecom. We had another day without the fierce winds of late which was veryContinue reading “Four out of four”

Prehistoric trail

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Bruce.  He ordered 28 litter pickers from two different sources.  24 of them came in the small box at the front of his picture.  The other four from Amazon came in one enormous box each.  This is the economics of madness. It was sunny when I wokeContinue reading “Prehistoric trail”