A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. One of his dogs is demonstrating excellent catching skills. We had a generally grey and rather chilly day for the time of year today, but the sun was shining for a while as we cycled to church to sing in the choir. The hymns, which were allContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

Getting around

Today’s guest picture comes from my eldest sister Susan. She has been visiting my younger brother Andrew for a couple of days, and came across these striking pansies when they stopped for a coffee on an outing. We had a fine day here, made all the better by reports from my sisters of a veryContinue reading “Getting around”

Dr Velo works his magic

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Kenwood House a day or two ago and enjoyed the superb rhododendrons there. Our sudden summer continued today with another warm and sunny morning, followed by a warmer afternoon and a beautiful evening. Mrs Tootlepedal has had to keep on her toes to stop herContinue reading “Dr Velo works his magic”

Some unexpected miles

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He found a boat with an identity problem last month. I had to get up early this morning because the car was due for a service in Carlisle at half past eight Luckily Mrs Tootlepedal is an early riser and had some porridge onContinue reading “Some unexpected miles”

A delightful surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from one of my brother’s permitted walks.  He tells me that the bluebells were much more exciting in real life than they are in the picture, but that is always the case as any photographer will tell you.  That is why photo editing programs sell so well.  I think the bluebellsContinue reading “A delightful surprise”

A day of rust

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Hull  yesterday.  As well as Roman bakers, he saw Hull Minster. We had another dry day here today, cool and cloudy in the morning but (very) warm and sunny in the afternoon. I inspected the flowers after breakfast.  Mrs Tootlepedal doesn’t think that I haveContinue reading “A day of rust”

Putting my cards on the table

Today’s picture, which was sent by Bruce who has had a busy time on the east coast of Scotland, shows the famous Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth.  It is a  prominent nesting place for a huge colony of gannets. We were greeted by another wet and soggy morning. I was a bit downcastContinue reading “Putting my cards on the table”

Raining and singing (but not in the rain)

Today’s guest picture was taken by my daughter Annie and shows some old gentleman or other in the garden on a wet day at Dalemain in Cumbria. Our daughter was visiting for a couple of days so naturally the rain clouds set in and it was a miserable morning.  A quick check on the weatherContinue reading “Raining and singing (but not in the rain)”

Jay walking

Today’s picture is a rather worrying road sign encountered by Bruce. The forecast was not great for today but with the wind coming rather from a northerly direction, we were protected by the hills that more commonly give the rain when our usual wind comes from the south west.  Looking at reports of rain bedevilledContinue reading “Jay walking”

Mixed weather, mixed day

Today’s picture, direct from sunny California, shows the fruit growing in Fraser and Lesley’s garden.  I would be very pleased to be able to pick an apricot or two as I strolled through the garden as they can. After rain in the night, the morning was grey but warm and dry and with not muchContinue reading “Mixed weather, mixed day”