It didn’t rain today

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia and shows a green woodpecker visiting a hornbeam in her garden.  DShe says that it made a tremendous amount of noise. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the day visiting Matilda in Edinburgh while I made the most of a second sunny day at home.  To make the dayContinue reading “It didn’t rain today”

Getting value from a damp day

Today’s guest picture comes from my Newcastle correspondent who has deserted our cool damp weather for the blazing sun in California while she visits her brother who lives there.  She sent me this picture of her children suffering from the heat there and being comforted by their cousin. We had another day of continuous rainContinue reading “Getting value from a damp day”

A remarkably consistent day

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s visit to Llangollen.  Since some readers enjoyed his picture of the train arriving yesterday, I thought that I would add this one of the train departing today. It was raining gently but persistently when we got up and it will be raining gently but persistently when we goContinue reading “A remarkably consistent day”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture was taken by Venetia on our recent tour with her.  It shows a fine set of foxgloves near Hopsrig. Rather to our surprise, we had a very pleasant morning today and Mrs Tootlepedal made the most of it by working hard in the garden.  I clipped three more of the box balls….Continue reading “Uphill work”

A happy ending

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone’s sister Liz and shows the beach at Cromer in Norfolk which she visited last month while on a walking holiday. Very stiff winds put all thoughts of an early morning pedal out of my mind and I did a little shopping instead and then had the pleasure of eatingContinue reading “A happy ending”

A familiar pattern

I was sent two guest pictures by my daughter, Annie and I liked them so much that I have put them both in.  She spotted a squirrel cavorting on her lawn in London.  Nice shooting. As I was finishing off yesterday’s post rather late at night because of the visit to Carlisle to play recorders,Continue reading “A familiar pattern”

A small piece of Langholm’s Great Day

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my neighbour Gavin, shows his granddaughter Ellie, who is visiting from California, with the crown which is carried in the Common Riding procession.  Some of our roses are in there. It was the Common Riding, Langholm’s Great Day, today and the sun shone on the crowded streets asContinue reading “A small piece of Langholm’s Great Day”

What a shower

Today’s guest picture is another stunner from one of my sister Mary’s visits to Regent’s park in London. I had an up and down experience with the weather and the weather forecast today.  Last night, when Dropscone and I were considering a morning run today, the forecast painted a picture of unrelieved gloom with heavyContinue reading “What a shower”

Langholm’s Great Day 2013

The picture of the day shows Langholm’s 2013 cornet Alistair Cavers. The last Friday in July by tradition sees the celebration of the Langholm Common Riding when the town’s standard is carried round the town and the common lands on the hill by a mounted horseman and his followers.  Although the ceremony has lost itsContinue reading “Langholm’s Great Day 2013”

Half a day

Today’s picture shows the National Monument of Scotland, on Calton Hill in Edinburgh.  It is Scotland’s national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars.  It was taken recently by my younger son, Alistair. Mrs Tootlepedal is in cycling mood at the moment and in order to avoid theContinue reading “Half a day”