Gross cyclists

Today’s guest pictures was sent by Bruce.  It shows a nice shot of the isle of Arran where his son got married recently. It would have been quite a pleasant day today if we had been in October.  As we were in December, it was a lovely day, warm and dry and with hardly aContinue reading “Gross cyclists”

Discrepancy

Today’s picture, taken today on a rare sunny day in London by my sister Mary on her morning walk, shows the lake at Kenwood House.  The bridge in the background is for decorative purposes only and leads nowhere. It was a foul, wet and windy day at breakfast and I was pleased that I wasn’tContinue reading “Discrepancy”

Two windows of opportunity

Today’s picture shows a very nifty hat which Mrs Tootlepedal has just knitted for herself following a pattern sent to her by our daughter.  The colours come at random  from the multicoloured wool she used. Once again, there was a dry and almost sunny interval when time for the morning pedal came round.  Unfortunately theContinue reading “Two windows of opportunity”

Puff, whizz, puff, whizz, puff, whizz, coffee.

Today’s picture is from stock as I have not received any recent offerings from friend or family….or if I have, I can’t find them. After another night of rain, the day dawned remarkably pleasantly and being forewarned by an accurate forecast,  I rose promptly and got out the slower bike straight after breakfast.   ThereContinue reading “Puff, whizz, puff, whizz, puff, whizz, coffee.”

Run away

Today’s picture shows the nice shiny bike my daughter has just purchased for braving the streets of London. It has been well reviewed and she tells me that it is much lighter than her previous bike which can only be good.  She is of course putting mudguards on it. The reason that I took soContinue reading “Run away”

Early to bed

Today’s picture shows the scene in our garden at breakfast time. It continued to snow until Dropscone arrived with treacle scone when it more or less stopped.   Very few birds were prepared to brave the snow and a lonely blackbird was the first to arrive. A goldfinch came next and seemed to hang onContinue reading “Early to bed”

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”

Far from a rolling stone

Today’s picture, which was taken by Bruce this morning, shows the results of all our rain and wind as a tree blocks a riverside walk and baffles his dog. Bruce dropped in on his way home to tell me that he had seen a man dragging a sack across a field.  This led us toContinue reading “Far from a rolling stone”

Back on an even keel

Today’s picture shows Marlow Lock on the Thames and was taken by Mrs Tootlepedal on her phone with a slightly smudged lens. Figures released today show that we had 35%  more rain here than our yearly average in 2012.  Considering that we had two pretty well rainless months in spring, it says a lot forContinue reading “Back on an even keel”

Blue sky thinking

Today’s picture, sent by Joyce from Canada, gives a vivid impression of her current weather conditions.  She thinks we ought to stop moaning about a little drop of rain. We had a much better day here and not before time.  It hardly rained at all and from time to time it was possible to catchContinue reading “Blue sky thinking”