A thoughtful breeze

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She has been busy visiting National Trust properties in her neighbourhood now that such visits are allowed. She found this inviting bridge at Fyne Court, a National Trust property in Somerset. We had another perfect summer day here today. Unfortunately just as we are getting usedContinue reading “A thoughtful breeze”

A sloe march

Today’s guest picture is a cabbage from our daughter Annie’s allotment.  Possibly the best cabbage ever, I think that you will agree. We had a forecast of persistent rain all day so I resolved to put the day to good use by doing things that needed to be done. It was indeed raining when weContinue reading “A sloe march”

Up with the lark and back with the bats

Today’s guest picture, from my younger son Al, shows Matilda having fun in the Art Park yesterday. I had a long day today as Mrs Tootlepedal had decided to go to London to buy some secateurs for the garden.  This involved getting up at 5.30, having a quick breakfast and taking her to catch theContinue reading “Up with the lark and back with the bats”

Pedalling by proxy

Today’s guest picture was very kindly sent to me by Steve, the author of the There and Back Again blog, much missed since he discontinued it.  The handsome bridge in the picture is on the Manassas Battlefield and crosses Bull Run Creek, the site of the first major battle of the American Civil War (July,Continue reading “Pedalling by proxy”

Far too much sun

Today’s picture was sent to me by Dropscone.  He was very proud of his younger daughter’s eye for a bargain when he found that she had purchased this tray of doughnuts on special offer for only 20p.  Quite her father’s child.  He tells me that it was he who has eaten the missing two doughnuts.Continue reading “Far too much sun”

Helping Andy win

Today’s picture was sent to me by my brother who was visiting the David Austin rose collection with his wife. There were a tremendous number of young birds in the garden in the morning making a terrific racket as they demanded to be fed.  A starling tried desperately to get into the fat ball feederContinue reading “Helping Andy win”