High but not dry

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan.  She was very impressed by this floral hedge which she passed not far from her home. We had some thought of an expedition today but uncertain feet and a dubious forecast persuaded us that some time spent in the garden while it was still dry would beContinue reading “High but not dry”

A tea tray moment

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to Birmingham by my brother Andrew.  He took the opportunity to show us the BT Tower there on a beautiful day.. I am trying mix gentle exercise with good quality rest for my foot so I went back to lie on my bed after breakfast and was fortunateContinue reading “A tea tray moment”

Getting my goat

I would like to thank kind readers for sending me a positive flood of potential guest pictures and I have chosen one from Venetia’s African odyssey to start off.  It shows a gemsbok which appealed to me as it appeared in a recent crossword as an answer to a cryptic clue.  It is good toContinue reading “Getting my goat”

This and that

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who contemplated Nottingham Arboretum’s war memorial (Crimean War), sometimes called “the Chinese Bell Tower”. Our fine weather continued though it was pretty windy and a good deal cooler than the recent very unseasonably hot days.  Still, it was warm enough to wander round the garden in justContinue reading “This and that”

A day of armless fun

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s walk along the Thames.  She saw these two unusual boats in a dock near Tower Bridge.  Not the usual rich people’s yachts. I have a wonderfully shiny bruise on my arm so I thought it might be a good plan to have a very quiet morning. Continue reading “A day of armless fun”

Good timetabling

Today’s guest picture, from my ex-colleague Ada, shows a passing traveller whom she ran into (but not over)  on the road. The forecast said that it would start to rain at 3pm today and it was absolutely spot on which made it lucky that I had managed to get my day organised on that basis.Continue reading “Good timetabling”

Really getting my goat

Today’s guest picture is another from Gavin’s visit to Yosemite and shows a quite well known waterfall there. We had another chilly but dry day today.   This was a bit of a surprise as we had been promised rain. Dropscone is going on holiday on the Isle of Skye next week so he cameContinue reading “Really getting my goat”

Getting my goat

Today’s guest picture comes from my neighbour Gavin, who is on a trip to see family in the USA.  They have been been visiting Yosemite. There was some every nice sunny weather when we got up but the wind soon got up too and if you weren’t in the sun, it was decidedly cool. Being Sunday, MrsContinue reading “Getting my goat”

Over the hill

Today’s guest picture is another from my daughter’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show.  Heaven knows what the wonderful flowers are. We are enjoying a spell of warm, dry weather which is extremely welcome.  It is letting Mrs Tootlepedal get some really useful gardening done and it is letting me get some good cycling milesContinue reading “Over the hill”

Out and about

Today’s guest picture shows some delightfully green weeping willows in Parliament Hill Fields in London.  They were noticed by my sister Mary. We woke to a beautifully sunny day and as darkness fell, it fell on a beautifully sunny day and in between…it was beautifully sunny. Mrs Tootlepedal spent a happy day in the gardenContinue reading “Out and about”