Showing up

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who is hanging around in Brazil focussing on jaguars.  She made a very good job of focussing her camera on this one. We were focussed on the Eskdale Agricultural Show, commonly known as the Cattle Show, for most of the day today.  I started off byContinue reading “Showing up”

Testing the legs

Today’s guest picture comes from Gavin, who has been on holiday in the north east where he came across Donald Trump’s new golf course.  He says it looks very good and thinks that Donald should maybe concentrate on golf courses more and give up thoughts of ruling the world. I had a gentle day dayContinue reading “Testing the legs”

Gently does it

Today’s guest picture come from my younger son and has a rather specialist appeal to those who can appreciate the wistful sense of humour of the tradesmen of who superimposed the ‘for sale’ sign on top of the word ‘better’ on the now closed ‘better together’ shopfront.  The scratched out sticker on the lamp-post inContinue reading “Gently does it”

A dull day with a sting in the tail

Today’s guest picture shows Sudbury Hall in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.  It was visited by my brother Andrew. We had another dry day today for which we were suitably grateful but as it came without the benefit of any sunshine, it was rather gloomy and slightly chilly. I started the day by going up to the MoorlandContinue reading “A dull day with a sting in the tail”

A pedal and a tootle (and a walk)

Today’s guest picture shows a fine burst of wild flowers at Threave Gardens.  It was sent to me by my friend Sue, who took some time off from turning her compost to visit this National Trust property not far from Castle Douglas. We had another fine day today but as I had had a ratherContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle (and a walk)”

Washed up

Today’s guest picture was taken by my flute pupil’s mother Sharon, who encountered a special treat on her way to work this morning. It was that sort of day today but only from time to time.  Most of the time it was just raining and there was no sun at all.  And not just rainingContinue reading “Washed up”

Trouser time

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba and shows a really good excuse for taking a break from a painting job. Our good spell of weather ended with a day of strong winds.  However, the promised rain turned out to be no more than one or two early showers and I found aContinue reading “Trouser time”

Logging on

Today’s guest picture is another from Dropscone’s eldest boy Dennis who works at Biggin Hill Airfield.  He recently had the opportunity to see a wonderful display of second world war aircraft. It was a fine but breezy morning and I had to put aside the chance of a pedal until later as there was quiteContinue reading “Logging on”

We tried

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent walk through Regent’s Park.  It is good place to walk through. After a heavy night of rain, I was interested to see what the river would look like so on my way to the producers’ market in the Buccleuch Centre, I went up to check.Continue reading “We tried”

With song and a smile

Today’s guest picture shows a fine iron bridge over the Regent’s Canal in London.  My sister Mary took it as she strolled along the tow-path a week ago. After a succession of rather grey mornings, we had a beautiful sunny day today and when Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in the church choir, IContinue reading “With song and a smile”