A pedal and a tootle

Today’s picture was taken on a recent walk on Whita Hill by my tootling friend Susan. It certainly has that romantic air which the landscape painters loved. The day started with a ride round the morning run with Dropscone. He has got a heart monitor after reading an article on getting fit in a magazineContinue reading “A pedal and a tootle”

Many a slip

Today’s picture shows just how desperate the cabin fever is getting in the Tootlepedal household. Mrs Tootlepedal is polishing a stainless steel spoon. I have to watch out myself. If I stand still too long, I get dusted. The day started with a double dose of sociability. Our neighbour, Liz, joined us for a cupContinue reading “Many a slip”

Out and about at last

Today’s picture is of a large skein of geese over the Esk near the border taken with my little camera. You can just see them if you peer very hard. The temperature has been so benign (above freezing) for a few days that Dropscone and Arthur were able to play in the winter golf competitionContinue reading “Out and about at last”

Still plenty to do

Today’s picture is of snow in North London. On a nice day, my sister Mary likes to have breakfast outside in this cafe at Kenwood  but not yesterday as you can see from her picture. Mrs Tootlepedal started the day with what would have been a well deserved lie-in if she hadn’t got up inContinue reading “Still plenty to do”

It’s behind you

Today’s picture is of us getting ready to venture to Longtown after 2 ins of snow had fallen in the early morning. It was a bit of a double edged feeling to look out of the bedroom window to find the town beneath a beautiful mantle of gleaming fresh snow. Mrs Tootlepedal had to goContinue reading “It’s behind you”

Still cold but snowless

Today’s picture is a male brambling I was hoping to see the redpoll back again but it seems to have made only a flying visit. The brambling adds a bit of brightness to the everlasting snowy view out of the kitchen window. Although it hasn’t snowed a lot lately, the garden is in shade forContinue reading “Still cold but snowless”

I’m dreaming of a Christmas with no snow at all

Today’s benchmark. By the end of the day we had 5 inches of snow but the end may be in sight. It was another day of sunshine and snow showers with no bicycling, not even in the haven of the garage. To make up for this, I was fortunate enough to entertain Dropscone and ArthurContinue reading “I’m dreaming of a Christmas with no snow at all”

Much the same as usual

Once again the weather was rather gloomy for photography of quickly moving things but I did  get this picture of a sparrow. The day was gloomy but there was no rain and the wind was quieter than Wednesday so the morning run with Dropscone was both more pleasant than Wednesday’s effort and a couple ofContinue reading “Much the same as usual”