Hiding

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Susan.  She came across this very colourful boundary to a restaurant’s outside seating area and knowing that I like fuchsias, sent me the picture. It was another very sunny day here but not quite as warm as the last two days, presaging a slight change in the weatherContinue reading “Hiding”

Hallelujah

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Bruce who visited the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway which runs (rather smokey) heritage trains between Duffield and Wirksworth, in the Derbyshire Peak District.  By the way, Henry Ellison was built in 1947 so it may be heritage but it is still younger than me. Easter Sunday was another dayContinue reading “Hallelujah”

A step too far

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz, who recently visited the Eden Project in Cornwall and came across this giant insect. We had another lovely day here and the flowers were looking very cheerful as a result, whether hanging over the edge of the dam… ..or popping up in a flower bed. New tulipsContinue reading “A step too far”

Blanket coverage

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s Namibian adventure.  She came across one of their famous two headed giraffes and sent me this shot.  It may have more legs than the usual giraffe too. Our sunny weather came to an end today and we had grey skies and rather chillier temperatures but it remained dryContinue reading “Blanket coverage”

Fruitless journey

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows the bridge over the Tay.  He visited Dundee with his daughter Susan earlier this month. We had another grey day here but marginally less grey than yesterday and as it was warmer, it was quite welcome. After breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal and I went up to the LaverockContinue reading “Fruitless journey”

An early bird and a trip to Edinburgh

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Mary Jo from Manitoba.  She thinks that I ought to raise my lawn care ambitions a bit. It was grey,  windy and sometimes wet when I went up to the fill the feeders at the Moorland Project’s Laverock Hide.  Sandy is away in very distant parts onContinue reading “An early bird and a trip to Edinburgh”

Showers and sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew, who thought that this picture of the fernery at York on a rainy day might interest me after my fern walk with Mike a few  days ago.  He was right.  It interested Mike too. We had another cool and windy day here, with occasional heavy showers.  IContinue reading “Showers and sunshine”

Slow going

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin who is on holiday with his family in Spain.  His picture shows his grandson Elliot surrounded by trains at Vilanova Railway Museum. We got the promised sunshine today.  The whole country has been gloomy over the past few days so there were amusing remarks on the breakfastContinue reading “Slow going”

Absolutely shuttered

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who found a heron in Regents Park which has taken to the law.  Well, at least it is sitting on the bench. In contrast to the yesterday’s gloom, today dawned bight and sunny and the day was made even sunnier when Dropscone arrived with treacle scones forContinue reading “Absolutely shuttered”

A busy day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, who met one of the Grumpy clan chatting with a friend, while she was on a walk in Regents Park with a friend of her own. We were promised a day of rain today after the latest storm passed over us during the night.  The storm knockedContinue reading “A busy day”