Enjoyable sitting around

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. There are fruit trees planted in his neighbourhood, with the fruit freely available for passers by to pick and eat on their walks. We had another grey day here, but as it stayed dry and the wind was very gentle, it was pleasant enough. Mind you, itContinue reading “Enjoyable sitting around”

Berry picking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He got his neighbour, who has a better camera than him, to take this picture of three barn owls chicks getting ready to take their first flight. I am grateful to them both. We had another grey morning here, but it stayed dry and the weatherContinue reading “Berry picking”

Upping my game

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. On his walk today, he found a tree with some very determined roots. It was slightly warmer here in the morning and a lot drier today than yesterday. As Mrs Tootlepedal had a big task on hand in writing up the minutes of aContinue reading “Upping my game”

Baffled by the lack of rain

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He came across this field of crops heavily damaged by the recent bad weather in his area. In contrast, we had a very fine day here today with lots of sunshine. After the recent showery weather, it took some getting used to. At one stage, Alistair gotContinue reading “Baffled by the lack of rain”

Making the best of the weather

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He crossed this bridge on a walk near Ashby-de-la-Zouch. We had another lovely day here today, but there was a definite hint of autumn in the air, with the temperature in single figures before breakfast after a chilly night. It warmed up well though, and it wasContinue reading “Making the best of the weather”

A noble outing

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony, and shows a platform having a holiday at East Wemyss. After a frost free night, the morning had a familiar feeling about it involving sunshine, a crossword, compost sieving, coffee and conversation with Liz and Margaret in the garden, daffodil dead heading and wandering about taking pictures.Continue reading “A noble outing”

Going to churches

Today’s guest picture comes from Natasha, Marianne’s daughter. It speaks for itself. We had a dry day, mostly sunny, fairly warm and very welcome. After my customary leisurely start to the day, I left Mrs Tootlepedal to have a sunny cup of coffee with Margaret in the garden, and went off to make the mostContinue reading “Going to churches”

Not swinging in the sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from another of Venetia’s garden visits. She was at Coleford House (in the village of Coleford in the eastern Mendip Hills) when she came across this unusual ball boy on the tennis court. We had a day of weather about which there could be no possible complaint today. The sky wasContinue reading “Not swinging in the sunshine”

A welcome surprise after a pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz, who is down in the south at the moment. She visited East Carlton Park near Corby and came across this fine specimen. It made me think of Christmas for some reason. After several windy days, we had a much calmer day here today with the promise ofContinue reading “A welcome surprise after a pedal”

Farewell

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who enjoyed a socially distanced meeting with fellow students of Spanish across the River Derwent from Darley Abbey’s West Mill this morning. They enjoyed the Spanish style weather a lot. We had a better day for weather here but a sadder day for for us as AnnieContinue reading “Farewell”