Slow progress

Today’s guest picture is rather small but that is how it was sent to me by my friend Sandra.  I have put it in because it shows some of her regular flock of long tail tits visiting her feeder.  It is a great benefit to live right on the edge of town if you wantContinue reading “Slow progress”

An arrival and a farewell

Today’s guest picture is a glimpse of the Regent Canal at Camden, kindly sent to me by my sister Mary. We had been threatened by heavy rain and gales in the morning, courtesy of storm Dylan but once again we got off very lightly with no more than a stiff breeze and no rain atContinue reading “An arrival and a farewell”

On the slide

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He has been out and about enjoying the bright lights of Edinburgh. We had no bright lights here this morning.  In fact it was hard to discern any light at all as it was the gloomiest day imaginable, cold and wet and very miserable. As we areContinue reading “On the slide”

Two treats and two mild disappointments

Today’s guest picture come from Mike Griffiths of Wilden Marsh who found the Avon at Stratford looking very beautiful on a recent chilly morning. Mrs Tootlepedal woke me up with a merry cry of,  “Come and look at the winter wonderland!” It definitely was quite wintery when I looked at the garden out of anContinue reading “Two treats and two mild disappointments”

A bike, a bench and a banana

Today’s guest picture is another from Tom in South Africa.  While he was up near the Orange River, he saw this a tree.  It may not look much but he tells me that  the tree is a Shepherd Tree, the tree of life which is useful for man and beast.  It is probably 3 to 4Continue reading “A bike, a bench and a banana”

Singing in the sun

Today’s guest picture is the last from my sister Mary’s visit to Regents Park.  It has been good to have such sunny pictures while we have been rather gloomy up here. Being Sunday, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir after breakfast and I set about making a lamb stew for theContinue reading “Singing in the sun”

Gulled

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone.  He found himself with tokens which he had earned from his bank and spent them on a new camera which he took up to the golf course.  A tricky lie. It was a beautiful morning but when offered the choice of a morning cycle ride or a cup ofContinue reading “Gulled”

Looking

Today’s guest picture shows an approach to the village of Ilam in Staffordshire.  It is on the banks of the splendidly named Manifold River and was visited by my brother Andrew last month in pursuit of a cream tea. I had no need of a cream tea because Dropscone dropped in for morning coffee andContinue reading “Looking”