Blowing in the wind

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from a walk near Nottingham that my brother Andrew undertook today in some very brisk winds. There was some heavy rain here overnight, and it was wet and windy when we got up. Generally speaking, the day didn’t get any better as it went on. It was quite warm thoughContinue reading “Blowing in the wind”

Just not fair

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He spotted a ladybird on his (double glazed) window. As far as cycling goes, today was a washout. It was windy and threatening rain in the morning, and windy and actually raining for pretty well the whole of the rest of the day. We cancelled the gardenContinue reading “Just not fair”

The same again

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss.  “Are there any shore birds about”, I asked him.  “Plenty”, he said.  And sent me the proof. Life in the lockdown goes on in a well ordered pattern of pottering, walking and cycling and today was no different. After breakfast and the crossword, IContinue reading “The same again”

A cold start

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon.   He came across a tree beside the river at Canonbie, about which it can be truly said that the bottom has fallen out of its world. We had a frosty start to the day here but thanks to my policy of rising slowly and late,Continue reading “A cold start”

Paying attention

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He visited Kedlestone Hall in Derbyshire on one of the better recent days. Mrs Tootlepedal went off to yet another meeting after breakfast and inspired by her vigour, I managed to get myself into my cycling gear and out of the house before coffee time.  Admittedly, IContinue reading “Paying attention”

Dennis comes before Dennis

The guest picture of the day comes from Dropscone’s pre-Brexit visit to Amsterdam.  He felt that I didn’t have enough pigeons on my recent blogs. We are awaiting the arrival of storm Dennis.  In the meantime, Dropscone came for coffee this morning.  Local readers will be well aware that Dropscone’s Sunday name is also Dennis,Continue reading “Dennis comes before Dennis”

A tootle and a pedal, hooray

Today’s guest picture comes from my South African correspondent, Langholm exile Tom.  He was looking for something to send me from his archives and found this lofty view of Worcester in the Western Cape, taken from 6000 ft up. We had a calm day before the advertised arrival late tomorrow of storm Ciara, which theContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal, hooray”

Another outing for the new coat

Today’s guest picture comes from Gunta and shows that although her siskins on the west coast of the USA are not quite the same as ours, they do behave in a similar manner. We had a very windy day here today and there was frequent rain too, so Sandy did well to find a dryContinue reading “Another outing for the new coat”

Walking the walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Stephen, my Australian correspondent.  He says that it is easy to see the effects of the bush fires raging in the Blue Mountains while walking the streets of Sydney, especially as the sun comes up behind the haze at dawn. We were hoping for some sun here today and weContinue reading “Walking the walk”

More train strain

Today’s very appropriate guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He not only photographed this Halloween lantern but also carved it himself and grew the plant too.  A man of many talents. We had another in our run of frosty mornings but dry days today and after coffee, I went out for a walk withContinue reading “More train strain”

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