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”

Making hay while the sun shone

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He cycled from Derby to Belper (about 10 miles) to enjoy this slice of joy in the book cafe there.  Then he cycled home again. We had a generally sunny day today and I tried to make the best of it. I started off by putting aContinue reading “Making hay while the sun shone”

A mean wind

Today’s guest picture comes from Stephen, my sister Susan’s friend.  He used to live  in New Zealand but has moved to Sydney in Australia where he sees a lot of ibis on his way to the gym. We had another dry day here but there was a cold wind blowing which made it feel farContinue reading “A mean wind”

A walk in the woods

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary and shows that she was in the right place at the right time to catch the sun illuminating a dogwood in Regents Park. December ended as it has been going on recently with a dry, mostly grey and reasonably warm day.  I was taking a break fromContinue reading “A walk in the woods”

Checks and cures

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony.   He must live in a sunny place now he has moved to his new house because the locals have turned their wellies into a garden. It was a crisp and bright morning with the thermometer in the car showing 5°C as I took the car to theContinue reading “Checks and cures”

Birds, oaks and no bike

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by my friend Bruce, shows an impasse between dog and grandchild.  The grandchild would like the dog to come in and the dog would like to come in….but only if the excessively affectionate grandchild wasn’t there. I would have liked,  in theory at least, to have gone out cyclingContinue reading “Birds, oaks and no bike”