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”

The first day of autumn

Today’s guest picture is another view from a walk on the veldt which was kindly sent to me by Tom from South Africa.  He was excited by the fact the the valley bottom is covered in vineyards. Mrs Tootlepedal got up early and disappeared in an Edinburgh direction. She was lending a hand with theContinue reading “The first day of autumn”

All’s well that ends well

Today’s guest picture is the result of the purchase by my younger son of a 50mm prime lens for his camera with his birthday money.  When he told me about it, I assumed that he was going to be taking striking street photographs of Edinburgh but oddly enough, he had a different aim in mind.  Continue reading “All’s well that ends well”

Bowled over by Bertha

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by the mother of Luke, my flute pupil.  They have been on holiday and enjoyed this atmospheric view of Loch Leven from their holiday cottage in Glencoe. We had another day here of being buffeted by ex tropical storm Bertha, although we got off lightly compared with theContinue reading “Bowled over by Bertha”

Little progress

There is no guest picture today and a very short post because the pain in my hip is stubbornly reluctant to ease off and I spent almost all day sitting in the only chair that was at all comfortable, hoping that things would get better. Having had long term back problems, I have many exercisesContinue reading “Little progress”

A bit of a ruin

Today’s guest picture, sent to Mrs Tootlepedal by an ex work colleague Anne, shows a hummingbird hawkmoth in her garden. It is not a fantastic picture and you can just make out the moth visiting a flower but it was fantastic for Anne to see such a rare moth. I was in a cycling moodContinue reading “A bit of a ruin”

Seated again

Today’s guest picture is a shot of camel racing.  My daughter Annie sent it, having come across it, as one does, at a country fair in a south London park.  The things that you see in a big city! Like yesterday, I spent quite a lot of time sitting down again today but unlike yesterday,Continue reading “Seated again”

More like it

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my Newcastle correspondent and she tells me that it shows her daughter both celebrating ‘wrong trousers’ day and supporting the Dutch football team in the World Cup at the same time .  She is supporting the Dutch team because she is half Dutch and if you askContinue reading “More like it”

Framed

Today’s guest picture sent to me by Alix and taken by her daughter, shows Bowman, her shaggy dog, having reached the monument and wondering where the brandy is. I start with a humble apology to Dropscone.  He reminds me that it was he and not Sandy who made the wise remark about Thomas Telford andContinue reading “Framed”

A shop and a cycle

Today’s guest picture is a giant head which my sister Mary encountered as part of an art fair in London. The forecast was very poor for the morning and Mrs Tootlepedal was out all day at an embroidery workshop so it it seemed like a good idea to take the opportunity to go shopping inContinue reading “A shop and a cycle”