A final touch

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found some fine icicles on her morning walk today. They show how cold it was early on. As the temperature had dropped a couple of degrees below freezing in the early hours of the morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was happy that she had tried to protect theContinue reading “A final touch”

Attila the gardener at work

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s recent walk.  As well as his uncommunicative stranger, he encountered fifty shades of green.  I don’t think there can be a greener local view than this one. After the excitements of yesterday, it was back to the well trodden paths of lockdown today.  I rose late, ate aContinue reading “Attila the gardener at work”

Party pooper

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He came across this very colourful field on one of his permitted walks.  He can’t say what it is that the farmer is growing. My day started with a Zoom visit to Australia. My sister Susan’s friend Stephen has contributed guest pictures to the blog and asContinue reading “Party pooper”

Feeling the cold

Today’s guest picture has gone all Instagram and shows a rather dainty meal that my two oldest sisters enjoyed on  a bank holiday outing last Monday.  It is only here because I have run out of up to date guest pictures again.  I thank everyone who sent me pictures that I didn’t use because IContinue reading “Feeling the cold”

A signal failure

Today’s guest picture is a second one from my brother Andrew’s recent walk in the Peak District.  He enjoyed this fine view of Wetton Hill from a nearby peak. My feet were giving me some grief this morning so I had a very quiet time, rising late and doing no more than a little lightContinue reading “A signal failure”

Edinburgh lawn care

Today’s guest picture shows an old bridge with more arches than water.  It came from my brother Andrew.  He tells me that it is the Segovia bridge in Madrid, over the river Manzanares. Completed in 1584, it is the oldest bridge in the city – the architect was ‎Juan de Herrera The over night rainContinue reading “Edinburgh lawn care”

Eskdalemuir serenade

Today’s guest picture shows a room with a view.  It was captured by Venetia while on holiday in Corrèze. She seems to have had plenty of interesting things to look at while she was inn France. We had sunny spells and brisk winds again today but we were spared any showers which was a relief. Continue reading “Eskdalemuir serenade”

A lot to see

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s recent trip to Spain.  Santillana Del Mar is a Spanish village 20 kilometres from the Bay of Biscay, which has scarcely changed from Medieval times. After the thunderstorm overnight, today was sunny and much brighter as the haze had been swept away by the rain.  It wouldContinue reading “A lot to see”

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”

Waiting for the man

Today’s guest picture shows the delightful town of Rye.  It is a town which used to be a port and is now several miles from the English Channel coast.  It was sent to me by my brother-in-law Huseyin. I couldn’t go for a morning pedal with Dropscone today as Mrs Tootlepedal and I were waitingContinue reading “Waiting for the man”