On course

Today’s picture shows Blackfriars Station in London stretching across Blackfriars Bridge.  The station has been completely roofed with photo voltaic panels which provide 50% of the station’s power needs.  My sister Mary passed it on her walk today. We didn’t have any sun worth speaking about here today but we did have a dry, warmContinue reading “On course”

A long and winding road

Today’s picture was sent to me by Joyce, a Langholm exile in Canada, and shows a field of trilliums (trillia?),  their answer to the bluebell. Never was the state of the morning weather more anxiously awaited than this morning when Mrs Tootlepedal and I and our B&B guest and his son were all getting readyContinue reading “A long and winding road”

An eponymous day

Today’s picture was taken by my archiving colleague Nancy and shows her charming granddaughter Rachel.  A future archivist if ever I saw one. The warmer weather continued today and Dropscone and I were able to enjoy the morning run without having too many layers of clothes on.  I was taking it easy after yesterday’s briskContinue reading “An eponymous day”

A flurry of activity or The Trail of the Lonesome pine

Today’s picture shows the famous clipper Cutty Sark perched rather uncomfortably on top of a new visitor centre at Greenwich.  It was seen by my sister Mary who took advantage of a little sunshine to take a boat trip down the Thames today. We too had a little sunshine but we had to look veryContinue reading “A flurry of activity or The Trail of the Lonesome pine”

Centre forward

Today’s pictures shows the same scene ten days ago and today just to show how the recent rains have filled the river up. The forecast was for strong winds and my joints were not quite what they should be so I relied on Dropscone only for company over coffee  today and forwent the cycling. MrsContinue reading “Centre forward”

An easy Sunday morning

Today’s picture, sent by Bruce, shows Guthrie walking his owners in Sheffield during the recent snow.  He should have stayed at home because it was much nicer here. I got up into my cycling gear as the forecast had promised reasonable weather early with rain later and I was very disappointed to find that itContinue reading “An easy Sunday morning”

A tootle and a pedal (but not in that order).

Today’s picture is an improved view, taken by my sister Mary during a walk in better weather, of the magnolia at Kenwood. We had yet another dry day here too but in contrast to yesterday, the sun didn’t make it through the clouds apart from an hour or so in the morning.  We are inContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal (but not in that order).”