Bad decision

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Liz who encountered this large snail when out on her morning walk. She got away safely though. The forecast offered a still, dry and cool morning, followed by an afternoon of light rain. A sensible fellow would have been off on his bike while the going was good.Continue reading “Bad decision”

Goodbye

Today’s guest picture is another from camera club member Simon.  He took a walk along the old railway line to Longtown and managed to find himself under three bridges at the same time, the main road, the old railway and a footbridge. The weather, which likes to have its little joke, decided that a dayContinue reading “Goodbye”

A dull day

Today’s guest picture is another from camera club member Simon’s recent walk in our hills.  It was so grey today that I thought we needed at least one bit of sunshine to brighten up the day. Storm Dennis arrived softly but it was raining by coffee time and the wind got up as the dayContinue reading “A dull day”

Some disapointments

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  His walking group took him on an eight mile  hilly and windy walk near Ashbourne.  As an additional hazard, he had to cross this very narrow bridge. After a night when my sleep was often interrupted by the theatrical sighing and moaning of the wind round theContinue reading “Some disapointments”

Farewell to the soft fruit

Today’s guest picture finds my Somerset correspondent, Venetia on the Ovango River.  It looks like a good place to be. After yesterday’s gadding about all over the country, I planned for a quiet day at home today, starting with a cup of coffee with Sandy. There was a slight hiccup in the proposed placidity whenContinue reading “Farewell to the soft fruit”

Birds, biking and just a song at twilight

Today’s striking guest picture is another from Gavin’s Spanish holiday.  It shows the Funicular Railway above the Montserrat Monastery and Basilica. To reach the Monastery, he had to go up in a cable car first so I am glad that it was Gavin who was doing the visiting and not me. We didn’t have anythingContinue reading “Birds, biking and just a song at twilight”

Getting in a jam

Today’s striking guest picture comes from my brother who describes it as ‘dusky’.  I think  he must have been in London yesterday evening. We had summer indoors today and winter outside.  They were brought to us by courtesy of the jasmine family. In the garden there are now several clumps of promising snowdrops… …but weContinue reading “Getting in a jam”

Grey but game

Today’s guest pictures come from my occasional correspondent and Langholm exile, Irving.  He sees these buzzards regularly in his garden and thought correctly that I might be interested in seeing them too. There wasn’t much to see in Langholm today, apart from very low cloud and occasional rain.  It was still reasonably warm at 7°CContinue reading “Grey but game”

Led astray by fast women

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia in Somerset and shows a bluebell wood that she stumbled upon recently by accident while taking a break from electioneering.  That’s my kind of accident. I had no time for morning photographs as Mrs Tootlepedal and I had to up early for the 60 mile drive to St BeesContinue reading “Led astray by fast women”

Carpeted

Today’s guest picture shows some friends which my Newcastle correspondent Fiona met in Malta. After a chilly night, there was just enough rise in the temperature to get me out on the bike while Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir.  There was a chilly wind and I was back into myContinue reading “Carpeted”