Getting the last mile or two out of the knee

Today’s guest picture features Bob.  He was captured by Liz, the clarinet playing daughter of veteran pennyfarthing cyclist Mike.  She has dug a camera out and is finding out about the settings.  She is doing pretty well so far in my view. We woke to another grey day but it was brightened by Mrs Tootlepedal’sContinue reading “Getting the last mile or two out of the knee”

Back again

Today’s guest picture is another of my sister Mary’s lovely views of Regent’s Park. The days seem to be getting shorter from a photographic point of view more quickly than I remember but this may be because with increasing age, I get up later on a chilly morning.  It wouldn’t have made much difference todayContinue reading “Back again”

Let there be light

The guest picture of the day is a sunrise over the Thames captured by my daughter on her phone while walking to work yesterday. Our early morning was not blessed with a cheery sunrise today but as they day went on, the weather got better and better until it got exhausted and burst into tearsContinue reading “Let there be light”

Making the best of a bad day

Today’s picture is another from Bruce’s cruise.  He tells me that they were enjoying a drink while taking in this view of the  caldera at Santorini, the site of a massive collapse in the Minoan era which caused a tsunami that may have been responsible for the story of Atlantis, the drowned city.  It looksContinue reading “Making the best of a bad day”

Short day, short post

Today’s guest picture is another from my friend Bruce who has been cruising the Black Sea.  He and his wife went to Istanbul one day and paid a visit to the celebrated underground cistern. The older you get, the longer it takes you to get your day re-established once the clocks have changed.  It isContinue reading “Short day, short post”

Doing even less

My brother Andrew visited Queenstown and Kinloch in the South Island of NZ earlier in the month.  This picture shows the famous paddle steamer Earnslaw, returning from Walter Peak farm, viewed from his motel balcony. If yesterday’s activity could be described as slow, today’s was glacial, although it did contain some cooking.  Appropriately enough, theContinue reading “Doing even less”

Turned off

Today’s guest picture shows a fine mountain view taken by my brother Andrew in NZ when he was tramping to Silica Rapids at Whakapapa at the beginning of this month.  I may have remarked before that he is an exceptionally active chap.  The building in the foreground is a hotel. I was by no meansContinue reading “Turned off”

With song and a smile

Today’s guest picture shows a fine iron bridge over the Regent’s Canal in London.  My sister Mary took it as she strolled along the tow-path a week ago. After a succession of rather grey mornings, we had a beautiful sunny day today and when Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir, IContinue reading “With song and a smile”

Down

Today’s guest picture shows the suitably decorated head and shoulders of William Wallace.  This is a giant statue on a hillside  in the Scottish Borders.  It was taken by my friend Bruce, who was on a tour of the borders. It was a grey day today both meteorologically and spiritually.  In spite of not reallyContinue reading “Down”

Recovery

Today’s guest picture shows a splendid book bench in London.  My sister Mary sent me the photo.  It celebrates ‘The Railway Children’   (My eldest sister Susan took some  pictures of other examples of these benches and you can see them on one of her posts here.) It was a warm and calm but cloudy dayContinue reading “Recovery”