Everlasting melody

Today’s guest picture is a follow up to Dropscone’s picture from Islay.  My South African correspondent, Tom must also have visited the island because he has sent me a round church by way of counterbalance to Dropscone’s square lighthouse. Kilarrow Church is a Church of Scotland parish church, overlooking and serving Bowmore on the Isle ofContinue reading “Everlasting melody”

Fun with the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo Abbott, a Canadian reader, who must be visiting London as she sent me this picture of a Canada goose in Regent’s Park.  These Canadians get everywhere. Our day started very well as far as the weather went and the view from the bridge as I walked back fromContinue reading “Fun with the weather”

Taking it easy

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Chester last month.  Chester is a very photogenic town. Our spell of dry weather continued today, although it was generally rather grey. Mrs Tootlepedal spent almost all day helping with some archaeological work at the Roman fort at Broomholm, a couple of miles out ofContinue reading “Taking it easy”

A useful day

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is holidaying with his daughter Susan in the extreme north of the Scottish mainland.  It shows the  Muckle Stacks which are just off the coast about 3 miles to the east of John o’ Groats. He seems to be having good weather up there but we had aContinue reading “A useful day”

Safely home

No guest picture of the day today but a picture of the road where I was staying as a guest of my sister Susan overnight before our journey back to Langholm. It was a warm morning in Kentish Town in North London but somehow, although it was sunny and however quiet and tree lined theContinue reading “Safely home”

Any amount of rain to spare

My daughter has sent another clue as to her whereabouts for me to use as guest picture of the day. I take it that this is quite a well known building. It was very windy when we woke up and this led me to make less good use of a dry morning than I shouldContinue reading “Any amount of rain to spare”

A breath of fresh air

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan, who has been kind enough to send me this massive but hungry looking  figure which is currently hanging around at the British Museum. We woke to another grey and wet morning but we weren’t downhearted because Dropscone was due to come round with treacle scones and theContinue reading “A breath of fresh air”

A very binary ride….100000 miles

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia, my Somerset correspondent, and shows her very fruitful crab apple tree in all its glory.  Her answer to the question, “How do you like them apples?” is “A lot.” It was a chilly 3°C this morning when we got up, in spite of it being an hour later thanContinue reading “A very binary ride….100000 miles”

Entertaining

Today”s guest picture is another study of a London Park pond by my sister Mary.  This is in the St Mary’s Garden  in Regent’s Park. Mrs Tootlepedal spent the morning preparing food for an evening meal and  I did my best not to be too much of a nuisance. I put some food out forContinue reading “Entertaining”

A break

Today’s guest picture shows a swan anxiously supervising her brood.  She is anxious no doubt because, as my sister Mary tells me, the cygnets are swimming in the dogs’ bathing pond on Parliament Hill Fields. A dull and rainy morning here was brightened by the appearance of Sandy on a flying visit, followed by DropsconeContinue reading “A break”