Fun from morn till night

The picture of the day was taken from my bedroom window when I woke up this morning. This was more serious snow and it was settling.  In a well organised way, it stooped shortly after I had finished my breakfast and the sun came out.  As Mrs Tootlepedal was going to work and I hadContinue reading “Fun from morn till night”

Free at last (but only on parole)

Today’s picture, kindly sent to me by Keith from Canada, shows a nearly finished ice sculpture.  He said that he thought of me when he saw it.  I can’t think why. We are in a run of cold dry weather at the moment which is a very welcome break after all the wet weather.  ItContinue reading “Free at last (but only on parole)”

Scaling turkey mountain

  Today’s picture, taken with and sent from Granny’s iPad through a miracle of technology, shows my daughter Annie in her smart and self knitted winter hat.   She would brighten anyone’s day up. It was a day that needed brightening.  I had gone to sleep with a howling wind whistling round the house and IContinue reading “Scaling turkey mountain”

Close up and personal

Today’s picture shows the returning Mrs Tootlepedal with the added bonus of daughter Annie in tow.  I am afraid that they did not take the injunction to pose nicely for the blog very seriously.  The large case contains two friends who were travelling cheaply. Apart from the arrival home in the evening of Mrs Tootlepedal,Continue reading “Close up and personal”

To be fair, it was quite a nice day today in spite of the continuing absence of Mrs Tootlepedal.

Today’s picture is another from Kevin’s colourful aquarium. After the dreary weather of the last two days, today was a welcome change.  It was dry, warm and pretty well windless.  Dropscone was on a visit to the dentist so I went out for a gentle saunter on the new bike.  I left myself a littleContinue reading “To be fair, it was quite a nice day today in spite of the continuing absence of Mrs Tootlepedal.”

Masterly inactivity

Today’s picture is another attempt by a robin to corner the Christmas card slot. It was a bright but chilly day when I woke up and I managed to cycle a good deal less than I had planned.  In fact, I managed not to cycle at all.  This was a waste of that rare thing,Continue reading “Masterly inactivity”

Getting on

Today’s picture, from my sister Mary, shows my sister Susan standing beside the golden postbox in Dunblane, a tribute to local boy and Olympic gold medallist Andy Murray.  She had to queue to get this opportunity. There were forecasts of rain. There were reports of heavy showers in Dumfries, 30 miles to the west. RainContinue reading “Getting on”

Net gains

Today’s picture shows the afternoon sun in the walnut tree. The morning was once again grey and cold and at 2° C, it was too cold for cycling.  The birds, for whom hunger maybe more of a factor than fear of the sparrowhawk, were back in force. Dropscone came round for coffee and when heContinue reading “Net gains”