From little acorns . . .

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She was passed by this fine vehicle as she was walking home from the village of Street. We had a somewhat cooler, much greyer, and just as windy day today, but fortunately, it stayed driy as Mrs Tootlepedal and I drove up to Broomholmshiels to joinContinue reading “From little acorns . . .”

Stretching my legs

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. In the course of his work, he passed a rugby ground in the middle of Edinburgh which had some unusual visitors. It is not often that you see curlews and oystercatchers on the playing field. We had a cool and mostly sunny day here today. It wasContinue reading “Stretching my legs”

More than a breath of fresh air

Today’s bright guest picture comes from my friend Simon. After sampling the sunshine on England’s northern fells last week, he went off to Europe to see what they could do there this week. We had another grey day here, slightly warmer than yesterday but much windier, especially in the afternoon. Mrs Tootlepedal went off onContinue reading “More than a breath of fresh air”

A stroll in the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. On another visit to Spondon, he walked down Guzzler’s Nook. He took this picture from halfway along. He says that it looks remarkably similar in the other direction too. After the relatively warm weather yesterday, the temperatures sank steadily over night and we were down to 5°CContinue reading “A stroll in the sun”

To the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a lovely canal bridge on a recent walk. All that was missing was the canal. We had a rather miserable sort of day here today as far as the weather went. The morning was often wet and always windy. I went to the shop, didContinue reading “To the woods”

An adventure

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found a really lovely patch of bluebells on his walk today. We had anther chilly night here which only just stayed above freezing, and it stayed pretty cold in the morning. The forecast suggested changeable weather all day but offered a dry spell after breakfast forContinue reading “An adventure”

A lot better than expected

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent garden visits in Somerset. This lovely pattern was captured at The Newt, which is a country estate and not an amphibian in this case. The forecast had been a bit apocalyptic with talk of blizzards and gales and Arctic blasts, but I am beginning to suspect thatContinue reading “A lot better than expected”

Enjoying the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan who acquired it from a blogging friend. It shows a notice at an RSPB site which conveys a feeling that I am sure we all recognise from time to time. Mrs Tootlepedal and I definitely went the right way this morning. The temperature was just above freezing,Continue reading “Enjoying the sunshine”

Tea cake time

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  It shows a view of her garden from an upstairs room.  She tells me that her grass is left long to encourage wildlife and it has been sown with wildflowers which she hopes will appear later in the year. After yesterday’s glorious warm weather, it rainedContinue reading “Tea cake time”

Clubbed

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.  He saw what looks like the narrowest tall building in the world on a visit to London.  He revealed that the secret of its narrowness is that it is triangular.  He found a good angle to take his picture. It was dry but still very windy hereContinue reading “Clubbed”