A brown study

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline who came across this sturdy building on a walk beside the sea at Portsmouth. We had another frosty night here, but as it was followed by a fine sunny day with calmer winds, we were reasonable happy. The gang of blackbirds was back, considering a lump ofContinue reading “A brown study”

Modified sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She has been knitting mittens for our granddaughter Evie to wear in this cold spell. After some pretty gloomy days, we at last got some sunshine here today… …..but it was heavily modified by this sort of thing… …which turned up without notice out of a blue skyContinue reading “Modified sunshine”

Tried and tested

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone. It shows his golfing partner Tom enjoying the delights of the winter game beside a large and icy puddle. I think that it may be possible to have too much fun sometimes. We woke up to another dry and frosty morning. When I went out into the garden, IContinue reading “Tried and tested”

Mrs Tootlepedal is wiser

Today’s guest picture comes from both of my two older sisters, Mary and Susan. Like us, they have socially distanced coffee outdoors when they can. Today they each took photos of the other. As it was Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday, she got a little bit older and a little bit wiser today. Since she had meContinue reading “Mrs Tootlepedal is wiser”

Two outings

Today’s guest picture comes from Laura, the daughter of a cousin of my friend Sandy. She lives in Southwest Michigan, about 2 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan where she loves to watch the sunsets over the lake from the numerous beaches in this area just across the fields from her back garden. IContinue reading “Two outings”

Hill and valley

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to The Newt. She knows that I like a gate. When Mrs Tootlepedal had been up on the moor yesterday morning with the visiting party, she had been much struck by the heather, so after breakfast today, she took me up to have a look at forContinue reading “Hill and valley”

A round and about

Today’s guest picture comes from another of Venetia’s visit to fine local gardens. She returned to the country estate called The Newt and found a newt. We had a fine day here and I was up comparatively early to enjoy it, as I had arranged to play nine holes of golf after breakfast with Dropscone.Continue reading “A round and about”

A matching pair

Today’s guest picture is from Paul. He was exploring the tracks round Entwistle Reservoir and spotted this handsome heron. Our excellent spell of summer weather continued here with another warm dry and mostly sunny day. We could get used to this sort of thing. I was reading the newspapers after breakfast when Mrs Tootlepedal calledContinue reading “A matching pair”

A late reprieve

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Regents Park on a day when, judging by the deckchairs, the wind didn’t know which way it was blowing. Here, the rain gauge said it all. It has been raining a lot lately and it rained all night and most of the day today. WeContinue reading “A late reprieve”

An unexpected encounter

The guest picture of the day comes from our daughter Annie. It shows my stepmother Patricia and my eldest sister Susan, socially distanced on a park bench in Camden, on the occasion of their recent meeting with Annie’s daughter Evie as she approached her first birthday. We had another mainly sunny day here, though onceContinue reading “An unexpected encounter”