A tootle and a different pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Welsh correspondent Keiron. He knows that I like trees as well as bridges. We had a busy day today with not much time to take photographs as we went about. In the morning, we went down to the bike shop in Longtown and brought two bikes that fold upContinue reading “A tootle and a different pedal”

Three trouser day

Today’s guest picture is the last from my Somerset correspondent Venetia’s visit to Hestercombe Gardens. Our spell of sunny but hazy weather continued, and it was a warm day from the start. I had time to do the crossword and admire a very fine dandelion in the garden . . . . . . beforeContinue reading “Three trouser day”

On a roll

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has acquired a caravan near Kendal in the Lake District, and he tells me that he intends to do a lot of cycling on the quiet back roads in the area. It looks ideal to me. We had another frosty morning here, followed by anotherContinue reading “On a roll”

Pastures new

Today’s guest picture comes from a recent visit to Bath by my Somerset correspondent Venetia. This famous bridge and weir made a guest appearance in the film version of Les Miserables where they were magically transported to Paris. We had another lovely day here, but sadly the wall to wall sunshine was accompanied by aContinue reading “Pastures new”

Testing time

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He found a lovely day to go cycling with two visitors who had come all the way from Langholm. We couldn’t quite match the weather or the scenery in South Africa, but considering how gloomy the forecast had been for this week, we hadContinue reading “Testing time”

A sunny day

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony and shows a typical morning in East Wemyss. We woke to a crisp morning here, with the temperature just above freezing, but with some very welcome sunshine to make it a day to be cheerful. We walked to church to sing in the choir. At the churchContinue reading “A sunny day”

Up to speed

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin who is on holiday in the west of our region. He enjoyed the sight of the Bladnoch Distillery, and the aromas too. This is the most southerly of Scotland’s many distilleries. We had the hedgehog camera out over night, and when Mrs Tootlepdal brought it in, weContinue reading “Up to speed”

Compost and a castle

Today’s guest picture shows a curious calm on the sea when seen from East Wemyss today. Our son Tony took the shot. It was fairly calm here today too, but not quite as calm as that. It hadn’t been frosty overnight so we got out into the garden before coffee and I sieved some compostContinue reading “Compost and a castle”

A smile and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It shows an elaborate bridge to get cyclists over a main road in Derby. My brother thinks that they have gone metaphorically as well as literally over the top. We didn’t have a frosty morning here today though it was near zero, but as a counterbalance, weContinue reading “A smile and a song”

Going quietly crackers

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He passed this peaceful scene on his way into Derby city centre recently. We had another chilly, occasionally windy and mostly sun free day today here. It didn’t inspire me with any wish to dash outside and take exercise, so I stayed in and watched the birdsContinue reading “Going quietly crackers”