Helpless

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline in Southsea. She approves of the council’s wild flower policy. We had a warmer and calmer day here, which was very welcome. I had a quiet start to the day and didn’t get out into the garden until just before coffee when I picked some raspberries. TheContinue reading “Helpless”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Libbie, who is visiting Perthshire. Knowing that I like trees, she sent me this picture of the Fortingall Yew, known for being one of the oldest trees in Britain, with modern estimates of its age being between 2,000 and 3,000 years. We had a day of variable weatherContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

A quicker walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony’s Highland holiday. We had a rather cool day here, but curiously, once the temperature had struggled up to 15°C (58°C), it stayed there for the rest of the day, and it is still about the same now as I type these words in the evening. It wasContinue reading “A quicker walk”

Phew

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She popped down to the canal for a walk this morning and got home before the temperature in London hit 33°C (91°F) later in the day. I did some watering in Annie’s garden this morning and took a picture of a rose. It was hot in theContinue reading “Phew”

Looking back

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother Andrew’s East Anglian break. It shows the River Stour at Sudbury in Suffolk. We had another grey and occasionally rainy day here today, but the wind had dropped a little. This was a relief. It was not very warm for the time of year though, and theContinue reading “Looking back”

An early morning surprise

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who has obviously arrived at Brixham in Devon, where he is visiting his oldest son. I was talking on the telephone to Mrs Tootlepedal last night when I idly remarked that I was intending to leap up at the crack of dawn and go for a cycle ride beforeContinue reading “An early morning surprise”

A noisy but quiet day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother and sisters’ recent trip to East Anglia. My sister Mary took this charming study of the beach at Aldeburgh where the well known composer Benjamin Britten lived for many years. (In the town, not on the beach.) The forecast was quite correct, and we had a very windyContinue reading “A noisy but quiet day”

A pedal and a tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was in East Anglia when he spotted a rare instance of an Evergreeen container ship actually floating. The house was very quiet when I woke up, and it stayed quiet until Dropscone arrived for coffee and scones. He has just come back from travelling to theContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

Very quiet

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Alistair. He was on holiday in Ayrshire last week when he came across this fine sight. It is Kelburn Castle. He tells me that the grounds are a very family friendly place to visit. I started the day by taking Mrs Tootlepedal to Carlisle to catch the trainContinue reading “Very quiet”

A lovely day

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew and shows a suitably loyal bit of post box yarn bombing in Derby on the occasion of the royal jubilee. Just in time for the start of the meteorological summer, we got a warm and fine day. It was windier than we would have liked so IContinue reading “A lovely day”