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”

The return of the rain

Today’s picture from son Alistair and wife Clare’s recent trip to the US shows the One World Trade centre catching the sun. There was no sun to catch here this morning as the recent spell of good weather ground to a halt.  We woke to a warm but rainy day and I was grateful forContinue reading “The return of the rain”