A smile and a song

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. It shows an elaborate bridge to get cyclists over a main road in Derby. My brother thinks that they have gone metaphorically as well as literally over the top. We didn’t have a frosty morning here today though it was near zero, but as a counterbalance, weContinue reading “A smile and a song”

Like snaw aff a dyke

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. It shows her daughter Jane and their dog Riley on their walk this morning in some very unexpected snow near the Auld Stane Brig. Liz and Jane get up early for their walks but there was still some snow about on our lawns when I poked myContinue reading “Like snaw aff a dyke”

Changeable weather

Today’s guest picture comes from Michael, a long time friend of our son Tony. Just to show that he can take seaside pictures too, he sent me this fine study of a bridge next to the sea near Rockliffe on the Solway coast where he was today. We had another very chilly night. Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Changeable weather”

Magical geometry

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She took in a plant to protect it from the winter and it has grown so well indoors that she can’t get it back out into the garden again, and it is blushing unseen in the utility room. Nothing much would have wanted to be going outContinue reading “Magical geometry”

An assignation

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found a bench after my own heart on a visit to a National Gardens Scheme garden at a place called Midney. I had an unusual experience this morning as I had a cycle ride with a purpose. I was shipping a delivery of grass acrossContinue reading “An assignation”

A final touch

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz. She found some fine icicles on her morning walk today. They show how cold it was early on. As the temperature had dropped a couple of degrees below freezing in the early hours of the morning, Mrs Tootlepedal was happy that she had tried to protect theContinue reading “A final touch”

Quiet morning, busy afternoon

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony who is having a break with Marianne on the Isle of Skye. He couldn’t have chosen a better place or had a better day. We had what looked as though it was going to be a good day here, but it flattered to deceive and if thereContinue reading “Quiet morning, busy afternoon”

Over the hill (but not far away)

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who recently walked along the Erewash canal on a sunny day. We had a dry, cool and quite breezy day here today (although it started raining again in the evening) and this encouraged us to get out into the garden not long after breakfast. I set aboutContinue reading “Over the hill (but not far away)”

A VIP visitor

Today’s guest picture is from Paul. He explored the tracks round Entwistle Reservoir earlier this month and found some very tall trees there. Here, we had a calmer and drier day than yesterday but there were one or two really sharp and gusty showers to stop us getting too excited about the return of summer.Continue reading “A VIP visitor”

Taking the biscuit

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. In the recent hot spell, he took a walk down to his local river. Our spell of fine summer weather came to an end today and we had a cooler, cloudy day with even a hint of rain at times. It wasn’t cold though, and Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Taking the biscuit”