2021 100% sunny so far

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. A week or so ago, before the current London lockdown, she went down to the river and took this view of the access to the new footbridge across the Thames. The most remarkable thing about the picture is the almost complete absence of any people on aContinue reading “2021 100% sunny so far”

Just in time

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon from Canonbie. He paid a visit to Langholm to do some shopping a day or two ago before the snow came and took the opportunity to enjoy our hills and sunshine. We had a little morning sunshine today but it didn’t last and it certainlyContinue reading “Just in time”

Blue sky thinking

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. You can see famous Glastonbury Tor in the background and reflected in the floodwater. Venetia tells me that flooding is very common at this time of year on the Somerset Levels. I suppose the clue is in the name. We were in no danger of floodingContinue reading “Blue sky thinking”

Two walks, three rides and a puzzle

Today’s guest picture is a lovely study of a heron in the pond at Myatt’s Fields in London.  It was taken by our daughter Annie. We had another fine and sunny day, both here and when I got to Edinburgh.  It was a bit too chilly for cycling in the morning so I went forContinue reading “Two walks, three rides and a puzzle”

Sunshine (and a chilly wind)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone who is on holiday on the Northumberland coast.  He saw a boat temporarily going nowhere. I should have mentioned in yesterday’s post that since it was Shrove Tuesday, Mrs Tootlepedal made some delicious pancakes for our tea which we ate with lemon and castor sugar.  They disappeared so quicklyContinue reading “Sunshine (and a chilly wind)”

An invasion of colour on a grey day

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo on her visit to Australia.  She found that King Parrots are very partial to an offer of a snack. We had a bit of a contrast to Mary Jo’s sunny Queensland weather here, as the hills were covered in mist and the ground was white with sleety slushContinue reading “An invasion of colour on a grey day”

Putting my boots on

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He had a moment to wander around in Borrowash this morning and was surprised to find a giraffe in the woods.  You can see it too if you look carefully.  It didn’t move a lot, he tells me. Last night I had wondered whether we would wakeContinue reading “Putting my boots on”

Presents from above

Today’s guest picture comes from my recorder playing friend Susan.  She works in Carlisle and had to take the bus to work today as access to her car parking space was impossible.  The lake on the right of the picture is in fact a riverside park and only a temporary lake. They may have hadContinue reading “Presents from above”

A bit of a whirl

Today’s guest picture is another Bermuda view from Joyce.  She tells me that this is the causeway to St George at dawn. The forecast for today was  not promising but after a very heavy shower overnight with added hail, it was quite a decent day when we got up, and there were none of theContinue reading “A bit of a whirl”

Tales of thievery

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s visit to Liverpool.  He bumped into a bunch of lads on the street but they  gave him the cold shoulder. Just as I was going to bed (rather late) last night, I was tempted to look out of the window and a bright and almost full moon madeContinue reading “Tales of thievery”