At last a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who is back from Wales.  She found herself looking across the Thames and reflecting on how enormous the new buildings in London are when compared to the Tower of London which can be seen cowering on the extreme right of her shot. We had another dry dayContinue reading “At last a tootle”

Home and away

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who visited National Maritime Museum, Greenwich to look at their new Polar gallery. We kept the cold weather today but it came with a full covering of clouds so there were no glorious views to be had when I went for a morning walk. I decided toContinue reading “Home and away”

Uphill work

Today’s guest picture is from our son Tony and shows that the temperature was lower in Fife than it was here this morning. We had been promised a day of freezing fog so it was a pleasant surprise to find no fog and a temperature of two degrees above zero when we got up.   ItContinue reading “Uphill work”

Tracking down toadstools

Today’s guest picture is another from our son Tony just to show that his life isn’t always glorious sunrises. We had a dry day today that became increasingly breezy as time passed.  If I had been extremely well prepared and keen, I could have got up at the crack of dawn and done twenty milesContinue reading “Tracking down toadstools”

The kindest cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia.  She had got up early to watch the starlings taking off from her local nature reserve but found that a swan had got up even earlier. I got up rather later than I meant to and found that Mrs Tootlepedal was already downstairs.  As it wasContinue reading “The kindest cut”

Hitting my target

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She caught Mr Grumpy’s London cousin pretending to be a statue. I think it may be true to say that we have already had more frosty days this winter than we had in the whole of last winter which was exceptionally wet and mild…and our winter hasn’tContinue reading “Hitting my target”

Cool and calm

Today’s guest picture is a shy creature, spied on the edge of town by my friend Bruce. We had another calm, dry day today but it was much too cold for me to think about cycling as it had been below zero over night and was still hovering at about 2° well into the morning. Continue reading “Cool and calm”

Plus ça change

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to the city of Chester which my brother Andrew made last month.  It shows the choir in Chester Cathedral where he enjoyed a sung evensong. We had another up and down meteorological day here today.  It started very well with not only bright sunshine when I got upContinue reading “Plus ça change”

More sunshine, more showers

Today’s guest picture comes from a flying visit to York by my brother.  He felt that the York Art Gallery is built very much in the style of a railway station.  This is probably appropriate for the city which is the home of the National Railway Museum. Sandy is recovering slowly from his operation butContinue reading “More sunshine, more showers”

Some golf shots

Today’s guest picture shows a spectacular Pantanal bird, the orange-backed troupial.  It was spotted by Venetia on her Brazilian expedition last month.  You can see more of what she saw if you visit her recent blog (including some lovely jaguar pictures). Mrs Tootlepedal started the day with a routine visit to the dentist (nothing needed)Continue reading “Some golf shots”