Re-heated

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. While I was on top of Whita yesterday and looking across the Solway to Skiddaw, he and a friend, and their dogs, were on top of Skiddaw 2000 ft higher than me, and looking back at Whita (when they had stopped posing for a picture). WeContinue reading “Re-heated”

Flat calm

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. His dog Henry took him up to the top of Warbla in yesterday’s strong winds. Mark reckons that judging by how flat Henry’s ears were, the wind must have been blowing at 50 mph. Henry thought that it was fun. After two days of continuous strongContinue reading “Flat calm”

Drops of colour

Today’s guest picture comes from my walking friend Mark. He led a group over Arkleton Hill last Sunday. I would like to have joined in if we hadn’t had choir business. It was another gloomy day today and it got steadily gloomier as the day went on. Our day started well though when we wereContinue reading “Drops of colour”

No angel

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He has been in the Lake District again, where he visited St Mary’s church at Crosthwaite. After more overnight rain, it was still raining here when we got up. I used this as an excuse to do nothing at all useful or memorable in the morning.Continue reading “No angel”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo, my Manitoba correspondent. She has crossed the Atlantic and is visiting London where she found this interestingly repaired door in Highgate Cemetery. We had another dry day here, with quite a bit of sunshine to take the chill off a cool morning. We started the day by cyclingContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

A wet walk

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo. She was flying to have breakfast (as one does in Canada) and this is a shot of the wonderful meanders of the Assiniboine River, taken from somewhere NE of Virden. I had a somewhat meandering sort of morning myself. It included a crossword, coffee and proof reading aContinue reading “A wet walk”

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”