An outing with Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia. She had left Somerset for the extreme west of the country when she was surprised by the Tour of Britain leaving from Penzance. She tells me that all the riders had passed her in four seconds, so it was a brief encounter. We woke up toContinue reading “An outing with Mrs Tootlepedal”

Moss mayhem

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan. She came across this very elegant bench on a visit to Kenwood House in London. After what is supposed to be the last of a long series of cold nights, we got another cold morning with added rain. However, as I write this in the evening, theContinue reading “Moss mayhem”

Cheese but no biscuits

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Gavin. He came across this classic situation on his way to have a walk in the country a day or two ago. It was good enough to make an appearance on the BBC Scotland website. We had another chilly morning after another frosty night, so I was inContinue reading “Cheese but no biscuits”

Hey, ho, the wind and the rain

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon who found a fine flower for me to enjoy. The forecasters had predicted rain overnight and all through the day, and unfortunately they got it quite right. I had a very unsettled night with the rain beating down and my legs complaining about the milesContinue reading “Hey, ho, the wind and the rain”

A one handed clap

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. His son arrived and cut down a tree in his garden, leaving Andrew’s lawn well hidden. We had dire warnings of a 90% chance of heavy rain with thunder and lightning throughout the day. So although we were quite pleased to have occasional rain and only oneContinue reading “A one handed clap”

Two short walks

Today’s guest picture comes from our friend Bruce who met an ugly customer when he was walking in the woods today. We were blessed with a genuine summer day here, warm from start to finish, and with plenty of sunshine to be going on with. I took advantage of the good weather to put aContinue reading “Two short walks”

Garden party

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who if it had not been for the virus would have been visiting us this month. She has a fine crop of daisies in her garden. The temperature warmed up a bit today and thanks to the slight relaxation of the lockdown, we were able toContinue reading “Garden party”

Making myself useful in the end

Today’s guest picture comes from Bill, a blog reader, who was pleased that we enjoyed his creative poppy plantation on our recent walk. Nature got a helping hand! He has sent me this picture of a ceanothus which rivals the cotoneaster as a bee magnet. Our spell of dry, warm and sunny weather continued today,Continue reading “Making myself useful in the end”

Just like the grand old duke

Today’s guest picture comes from cyclist and Lake District lover Paul. He sent me this picture to show that the sun doesn’t always shine on Buttermere. The sun certainly shone here in Langholm today, and once again watering was needed in the garden. Mrs Tootlepedal spotted strange goings on on one of the paths offContinue reading “Just like the grand old duke”

The other half

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset corespondent Venetia. She was visited by a greater spotted woodpecker the other day. We had a pleasantly sunny morning here, with enough wind to ensure that it didn’t get too hot for the morning street coffee meeting. We were greatly entertained as we sipped and chatted by aContinue reading “The other half”