Another fine day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew in Derby. He spotted a local heron having a day on the tiles. We could hardly believe our luck here when we had a second dry day in succession. We made good use of it. Mrs Tootlepedal drove up to the Langholm Moor, where she and otherContinue reading “Another fine day”

Acting my age

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who extended her permitted walk as far as Regents Park where she enjoyed the rose garden. We had a warm and sunny day today with light winds.  Days like this are to be treasured. The star in the garden was the first peony, beating the tree peonyContinue reading “Acting my age”

Sunshine (and a chilly wind)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday on the Northumberland coast.  He saw a boat temporarily going nowhere. I should have mentioned in yesterday’s post that since it was Shrove Tuesday, Mrs Tootlepedal made some delicious pancakes for our tea which we ate with lemon and castor sugar.  They disappeared so quicklyContinue reading “Sunshine (and a chilly wind)”

A heartening murmur

Today’s guest picture comes from a member of the Archive Group.  Joyce enjoys visiting Bermuda where her husband was born, and who can blame her when the views are like this?  That is a spider lily in the foreground. After an active day yesterday, I was happy to while away another grey morning with breakfast,Continue reading “A heartening murmur”

Hard to beat

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who was half way up Snowdon in Wales when he saw this view yesterday.  He says that the best thing about climbing Snowdon is that you can get a cup of tea at the top but the view is pretty good too. Our spell of dry andContinue reading “Hard to beat”

Twotlepedal

Today’s guest picture is another from our daughter’s visit to the Chelsea Flower Show in May.  She took many pictures of the show gardens but this was one of my favourites. The hills were covered in misty clouds when we got up but the forecast offered us a warm, sunless day with the faint possibilityContinue reading “Twotlepedal”

Singing in the rain

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit that my brother paid to Sheffield.  It shows the Victoria Quay. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to Edinburgh after breakfast and the brisk winds and heavy rain that she left behind made me quite happy to settle down to putting some weeks of the newspaper index into the ArchiveContinue reading “Singing in the rain”

Carpe Diem (almost)

Today’s guest picture is a pair of damselflies in Venetia’s Somerset garden.  I never see dragon or damselflies in our garden.  It is most frustrating. Matilda has been a little poorly of late so Mrs Tootlepedal went up to Edinburgh today by an early train to lend a moral support (and a helping hand). ThisContinue reading “Carpe Diem (almost)”

Seeing the way ahead

Today’s guest picture is a pair of regal pelicans in a royal park in London.  My sister Mary enjoyed their company. After yesterday’s grand tour, I had a gentle morning which was enhanced by a couple of scones and the presence of Dropscone himself at coffee time.  He has been away acting as an officialContinue reading “Seeing the way ahead”

A final fling

Today’s guest picture shows fungus on Hampstead Heath in London and was sent to my daughter by her friend Claudia with the note that I might find it interesting.  She was right. The day started with a successful attempt to get my cycling mileage up to my target for the year of 5000 miles.  AContinue reading “A final fling”

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