Blow, blow thou winter wind

Today’s guest picture, absolutely the last in my locker, is an Irish sheep which wondered what Dropscone was doing in Ireland. We had a sub zero night but a sunny day and the temperature soon rose above zero although it didn’t make a serious effort to get much higher. If you were sheltered and outContinue reading “Blow, blow thou winter wind”

A bit more out and about

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday.  He and his family visited Mizzen Head.  It is not on my list of places to visit for obvious reasons. For the first time for what seems like ages, we had quite a warm day today with the thermometer gently pushing at 10°C and itContinue reading “A bit more out and about”

Not up and running yet

Today’s guest picture is a Maltese bird.  Dropscone spotted it. It was a variable day, starting and finishing with steady rain and in between being broken up by some periods of unexpected sunshine and more rain showers. I felt quite cheery when I got up in spite of the rain and spent some time printingContinue reading “Not up and running yet”

A change in the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who was up in London to watch tennis at the O2 Arena. During a break in play, she ventured across the river on the Emirates cable car. We could hear the rain pounding down overnight so it was no surprise to wake up to a dullContinue reading “A change in the weather”

The calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s sunny visit to Bath. We got up to another grey and miserable morning here although once again it was unseasonably mild. Mrs Tootlepedal is partially recovered but by no means back to full working order.   She is very touched by the good wishes expressed by readersContinue reading “The calm before the storm”

Full of it

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent Mary Jo. She is currently on holiday in England and came across this fine gate in Salisbury. Mrs Tootlepedal has been wanting a bit a manure to get her garden off to a good start for the next growing season so she had a word with aContinue reading “Full of it”

Hanging up and riding out

Today’s guest picture comes from the sister of the Canadian lady, Lucie, who sent me a fine picture of a bison. Jennifer, the sister, lives in the Highlands of Scotland and sent me this picture of a view from Feabuie woods near Culloden Battlefield, across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle. We could haveContinue reading “Hanging up and riding out”

A wet blanket

Today’s guest picture comes from my Manitoba correspondent, Mary Jo.  She has got the opportunity to share a piece of ground with a neighbour as a garden.  She tells me, “My garden boxes are too small for any amount of large crops like spuds and squash and tomatoes, and I am tickled to finally beContinue reading “A wet blanket”

A rewarding day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew’s walk up Blencathra last week.  He got this splendid view of the Lake District as he climbed. We were promised a chilly day with a brisk north wind and we got it.  Luckily we got some very bright and cheerful sunshine for most of the day soContinue reading “A rewarding day”

Ave atque vale (or hail in the vale)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He came upon this bridge over the River Dove when he was out with his walking group.  He points out that it is  unusual in that the later two lane bridge, to save costs, has been built on top of the old medieval one lane one. We hadContinue reading “Ave atque vale (or hail in the vale)”