On the up

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited the Secret Garden in Regents Park on one of her recent walks. She was the only one there. After a rather cheerless day yesterday, things got better today. The forecast of sunshine and showers provided us with a good deal more sunshine than showers forContinue reading “On the up”

A parting of the ways

Today’s guest picture is another of Venetia’s interesting Somerset trees. To be fair to the weather today, it was slightly warmer than it has been, but as it was windier too and there was often a bit of rain about, it was far from being a pleasant day. We had to tend to the cheeseContinue reading “A parting of the ways”

Lying low

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It shows the Exeter Bridge across the River Derwent in Derby. It was built in 1929. I always enjoy a picture where I get two bridges for the price of one. We had a cold and grey morning with occasional light rain, and a cold and greyContinue reading “Lying low”

Good timing

Today’s guest picture shows a frozen pond in the sunshine which was passed by my sister Mary on her way to breakfast at Kenwood the other day. In spite of a chilly start to the day, there was no ice about here and a pause before the forecast rain let me get out for aContinue reading “Good timing”

Three carrots

Today’s guest picture comes from a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by my friend Venetia.  The park has a lot of water in it. My get up and go took some finding this morning but it eventually emerged only to be immediately discouraged by some threatening rain drops.  In the end though, itContinue reading “Three carrots”

Getting a raspberry

Today’s picture shows a member of the cleaning staff at a café in Nottingham encountered by my brother. After I posted last night’s blog, Mrs Tootlepedal and I went up to the White Yett to do some stargazing.  We were hoping to see some meteors and we did, though not as many as we hadContinue reading “Getting a raspberry”

Cat always rings twice

Today’s picture comes from my younger son.  He knows that I like wildlife and has kindly sent me a picture of a beaver.  I think that he should perhaps get out a bit more.  He tells me that he can also make an eagle.  I wait for a shot of that with impatience. We wereContinue reading “Cat always rings twice”