Unreliable evidence

Today’s guest picture is a lupin in the wild taken by our son Tony on one of his walks…. …and as a change from my usual practice, I have put another guest picture in the post today to show Tony’s lupin in context. I had hoped to go on a longer and slower bike rideContinue reading “Unreliable evidence”

A scone with a story

Today’s guest picture is another from Bruce’s stay in Northumberland and shows a colourful view from the bridge over the River Breamish which appeared in a previous post. The strong winds of yesterday continued overnight and were still blowing this morning so I was happy to stay in and welcome Dropscone for a cup ofContinue reading “A scone with a story”

Hooray

The guest picture of the day is another from my brother’s northern tour.  This is the grand house which has the cafe with the interesting teapot beside it.  It is Beningbrough Hall, near York. The main business of the day was to go to Carlisle in the afternoon and collect Mrs Tootlepedal from her trainContinue reading “Hooray”

Where have all the flowers gone?

I do have a guest picture today as my sister Mary sent me this shot of a herd of art loving geese rushing to see Christo’s work in Hyde Park. While we were having our last spell of good weather a few weeks ago in late spring after a miserable few months, nobody dared toContinue reading “Where have all the flowers gone?”

Hard work

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba.  It was sent to her by a friend and was taken by her friend’s nephew, James Greig .  James farms near Melita, MB and is the third generation to work that land.  He has a good eye for a photo and those interestedContinue reading “Hard work”

No call for an ark

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s visit to the misty mountains of Madeira. As I am still resting my singing voice under doctor’s orders, Mrs Tootlepedal went by herself to sing in the church choir while I kept myself busy at home. I may have occasionally glanced about as I went about my business…Continue reading “No call for an ark”

Some automatic watering at last

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan, who while having a cup of coffee with my sister Mary beside the canal at King’s Place, was entertained by two swans. We spent a lot of the day waiting for it to rain.  It is very rare to find Mrs Tootlepedal roaming the garden saying, “ComeContinue reading “Some automatic watering at last”

Acting my age again

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin and shows his granddaughter Hannah, from Newcastle-on-Tyne, testing out the new bench with Mrs Tootlepedal.  It seems to be perfect for all ages. I have a simple plan for the next few years and that is to have a cycle outing at least once each year inContinue reading “Acting my age again”

Home alone

Today’s guest picture comes from my my friend Marjorie.  She is on holiday in the Highlands and sent me this picture of the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge.  She knew it would interest me as Mrs Tootlepedal and I lived not far from the memorial when we first got married. The house is very quietContinue reading “Home alone”

Sunshine and bonding

Today’s guest picture comes from my son Tony who has been experimenting with my old Lumix which I gave to him on Thursday.  This is his ‘flying birds’ taken at none  o’clock in the evening.. We had a really lovely day today with a cool underlying temperature (17° C at its hottest) and wall toContinue reading “Sunshine and bonding”