Not the usual musical evening

Today’s guest picture is another of Paul’s Lake District studies. It shows a relatively new bridge over the River Derwent. The forecast said it would be raining here when we woke up, and the forecast was quite right. After two days without rain, it was a bit sad to be back in what has beenContinue reading “Not the usual musical evening”

Puffed back

Today’s guest picture was taken by camera club member Mairi on our Beamish outing last weekend, and shows that there isn’t just light a the end of the tunnel, there is a Tootlepedal too. Our spell of excellent weather continued today.  We had a sunny day but it wasn’t too hot so that was theContinue reading “Puffed back”

Spirits and mist lifted

Today’s guest picture shows a Nottingham Inn dating from 1493 which my brother Andrew passed on his way to the university there. It was calm and dry when I got up but it wasn’t warm.  John in the shop called it ‘fresh’ and my neighbour Liz called it ‘snell’ and at a miserly 6°C whenContinue reading “Spirits and mist lifted”

Right birds, wrong camera

No words can do justice to the greatest guest picture of the day ever.  It comes from my Newcastle correspondent Fiona who is in the Netherlands and it is a view that just can not be surpassed. It was cloudless and chilly when we got up but the sun warmed things up and Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Right birds, wrong camera”

What did I see?

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He was driving past the Silk Mill in Derby and thought that it might be the sort of picture that I would enjoy.  On reflection, I think that he was right. We were promised a cooler, cloudier day today but when we got up, it was asContinue reading “What did I see?”

Long time no sea

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He is visiting Hull and met these Roman bakers. We had another sunny day today although it was markedly cooler in the morning, thanks perhaps to the north wind. The fine weather persuaded Mrs Tootlepedal that a cycle outing would be a good idea and after someContinue reading “Long time no sea”

Making the most of some more sunshine

Today’s guest picture is another NZ bird from Mike and Alison’s recent antipodean expedition.  This one is a pied shag. We had a dull and cloudy morning but with men re-pointing our external wall under the kitchen window, there was no chance of seeing any birds so I retired to the computer and put inContinue reading “Making the most of some more sunshine”

Another worthwhile whim.

The guest picture of the day comes from my neighbour Liz.  She has been on holiday in Spain but must have strayed into Portugal because she tells me that these are Portuguese fishermen mending their nets. It was rather chilly and the cloud was clamped on the hills when I got up.  It was nearlyContinue reading “Another worthwhile whim.”

Monument, mist and memorial

Today’s guest picture involves an elaborate play on words.  Whereas a recent guest picture showed a links in Spain where Dropscone played golf and photographed, today’s guest picture shows a lynx in Spain which Venetia saw and photographed. We had another dry and sunny day today, the third without rain in a row.  We areContinue reading “Monument, mist and memorial”

Time and tide

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who went back to the low countries after our visit to Marseille.  He was surprised to find a local pipe band in Ghent.  They are wearing McKenzie tartan kilts, our mother’s clan. The forecast was for a calm and often sunny day.  I made a plan toContinue reading “Time and tide”

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