Back again

Today’s guest picture is from my sister Mary who went to play tennis in Regents Park in London and visited this magical garden while she was there. We had another generally fine day here, although it did rain a little in the afternoon. It was chilly though when the sun went in, with a meanContinue reading “Back again”

Mostly indoors

Today’s tall and thin guest picture comes from my sister Mary who passed this tall and thin pub a few days ago. My sister Susan had a meal in it last year and wrote about it in her post, which you can find here. We have had generally pretty poor weather since the start ofContinue reading “Mostly indoors”

A thoughtful breeze

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She has been busy visiting National Trust properties in her neighbourhood now that such visits are allowed. She found this inviting bridge at Fyne Court, a National Trust property in Somerset. We had another perfect summer day here today. Unfortunately just as we are getting usedContinue reading “A thoughtful breeze”

A very welcome sight in the garden

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon. After the easing of the lockdown, he has been able to get back to his regular employment of working at sports events and he found this splendidly twisted tree on a golf course. It is my policy only to use pictures taken on the dayContinue reading “A very welcome sight in the garden”

A smart woman

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal and features one of our plums. The picture itself might not seem to be earth shattering but the fact that Mrs Tootlepedal took on her new smart phone and emailed it to me, is a giant leap for her into a whole new world of tech. The acquisitionContinue reading “A smart woman”

Hail and farewell…and a song cycle

Today’s guest picture comes from ex work colleague Marjorie.  She was surprised to find a common murre or guillemot in the field behind her house last week far from its usual habitat.  Presumably it was blown there by the strong winds of storm Ali. Long time readers may remember New Zealand’s baby of the century,Continue reading “Hail and farewell…and a song cycle”

Slightly calmer

Today’s guest picture once again shows what our son Tony comes across when he walks his dogs at his new house. It was yet another miserably drizzly and windy morning when we got up but it was still comfortably warm in the garden.  I am afraid that I was one of those  purveyors of fakeContinue reading “Slightly calmer”

Hooray

The guest picture of the day is another from my brother’s northern tour.  This is the grand house which has the cafe with the interesting teapot beside it.  It is Beningbrough Hall, near York. The main business of the day was to go to Carlisle in the afternoon and collect Mrs Tootlepedal from her trainContinue reading “Hooray”

Sunny Sunday

Today’s guest picture was sent to Mrs Tootlepedal who passed it on to me.  It shows her brother and his wife (and several family members) roughing it on their holiday on Tresco in the isles of Scilly. We can’t run to palm trees in Langholm but we did have another lovely summer day in LangholmContinue reading “Sunny Sunday”

A drop of the soft stuff

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  It shows the Houses of Parliament which is nominally the seat of our government.  Sadly, we are currently not being governed at all. In a shocking challenge to the established order, it rained today… …but as it only rained for about five minutes and not very hardContinue reading “A drop of the soft stuff”