Ooops!

Today’s guest picture is a very strange aperture in the clouds sent to me by our son Tony. Perhaps the weather gods had opened their kitchen window to see what he was up to down below. We had a second sunny day running here today.   Once again, it was quite chilly after breakfast so IContinue reading “Ooops!”

Meteorologically miserable

Today’s guest pictures brings the only ray of sunshine into this post.  It was taken by my brother Andrew who was enjoying the fifty mile view from Alport Heights in Derbyshire at the time. It was a day about the weather of which, the less said the better.  It was wet and windy from dawnContinue reading “Meteorologically miserable”

Another day of rest

Today’s guest picture is a speedy little number as it was taken by our friend Bruce as he whizzed along the Settle to Carlisle railway line at 50 mph this afternoon. We had the same chilly  less warm weather here in Langholm and for the second day running, I had the slightly mournful pleasure ofContinue reading “Another day of rest”

A footrest

Today’s guest picture comes from Manitoba.  Never mind diamonds, Mary Jo sent me this portrait of a girl’s best friend in her neck of the woods. It may well be much used because she also sent me this screen grab from the local airport weather page this morning. I am going to have to stopContinue reading “A footrest”

Snow business and show business

Since the queen has asked us all to pull together as a nation*, I am happy to use an English bird for today’s guest picture.  Venetia spotted this plump pigeon in her Somerset garden. We got a bit of a shock after a night when we had been woken up by heavy rain pounding onContinue reading “Snow business and show business”

Walking the walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She has been suffering from a bad cold but has recovered enough to walk up to Kenwood House to have a coffee and a mince pie in the cafe.  She found a very fine day for her excursion. We had another calm and sunny day here todayContinue reading “Walking the walk”

A great meeting

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who found herself, with a crowd of other musicians, singing the European National Anthem very loudly outside the Houses of Parliament to indicate their support for free movement for  musicians after any Brexit.  This is niche protesting brought to a fine art. There were no protestsContinue reading “A great meeting”

Tootlepedal in La la Land

Today turned out to be rather gloomy so I am very happy to have one of Venetia’s sunny Marseille shots as guest picture of the day.  The sky really is that blue in Marseille. It was a dry and warm day when we got up and as I had to drive thirty miles south forContinue reading “Tootlepedal in La la Land”

Decisions

Today’s guest pictures is another from Venetia’s visit to Marseille.  Mrs Tootlepedal and I have had two very good visits to Marseille with my siblings so I make no apologies for another picture of a place of which I have happy memories. Last night I foolishly let my thoughts stray to the idea of having Continue reading “Decisions”

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”