I do like to be beside the seaside

Today’s guest picture shows a popular pair of pelicans in St James Park.   My sister Mary enjoyed their company. We had another in our very welcome spell of dry days today.  We didn’t go as far as getting any sunshine but the wind was reasonably calm so mustn’t grumble.  You can’t have everything. After aContinue reading “I do like to be beside the seaside”

And now, a big hand for Imogen

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother’s visit to Leicester and shows the Guildhall there. The named storms keep rolling in and we are about to be visited by Imogen.  Because the jet stream has obligingly shifted a bit, Imogen is likely to pass us by and visit the south of England instead of us.  Continue reading “And now, a big hand for Imogen”

No deliverance

Today’s guest picture shows a row of gulls wondering whether it really is warm enough to swim in December.  My sister Mary saw them on a sunny evening in Regent’s Park. There was no delightful light here at any time today, though to be fair the sun did come out for ten minutes during theContinue reading “No deliverance”

The bird had flown

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia who was visiting Aldeburgh.  She took this picture of The Scallop, a  4m high sculpture by Maggi Hambling, dedicated to the memory of the composer Benjamin Britten. The piece is made up of two interlocking scallop shells, each broken, the upright shell being pierced with the words: “I hearContinue reading “The bird had flown”

Hawkeye and an unexpected scone

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our gardening consultant Liz and shows her daughter Sara reviewing her birthday cake with commendable calm.  The lad in the background has still got a little to learn about how to wear a hat, Our clocks leapt an hour forward during the night and I adjusted toContinue reading “Hawkeye and an unexpected scone”

Day lite

Today’s guest picture is a deeply weepy  shot from Regents Park.  It was one a recent set taken there by my sister Mary. After a couple of reasonable days, the Met Office foreboding came true today and we started with a cold, grey and windy day and ended with a slightly warmer, much greyer andContinue reading “Day lite”

The full score

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Haarlem.  It shows a very elegant brewery sign.  He remarks that there were over 100 breweries in Haarlem. The Met Office had been full of gloomy warnings of frost and icy roads for this morning but once again, they were too pessimistic and we hadContinue reading “The full score”

Calm before the storm

Today’s guest picture is a very rare thing indeed.  Mrs Tootlepedal was staring out of the kitchen window early in the morning when she saw a bird and took a picture of it.  She used her tablet to take the picture and the bird was a sparrowhawk having its breakfast on the lawn a goodContinue reading “Calm before the storm”

Carpeted

Today’s striking guest picture shows Bilbao.  My brother Andrew paid it a flying visit a few days ago. I was enjoying a day of rest today, having exceeded my cycling target for the month by some 90 miles.  This resolve was assisted by some very grey and dreary weather which persisted all day. It wasContinue reading “Carpeted”

Tootlepedal sings

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was showing a friend, who is very interested in rocks, a fine example of worked stone in Trafalgar Square. It was a dull day as far as the weather went with intermittent drizzle for most of the day and it was a dull day as farContinue reading “Tootlepedal sings”