A long cut and a short cut

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She walked along this avenue of blossom in Regents Park on her way to play tennis on Saturday. It was nearly 8°C by breakfast time here today, but our joy was not unconfined as it was also grey and windy with the occasional hint of rain. MrsContinue reading “A long cut and a short cut”

The open road

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He walked across this fine metal viaduct at Bennerley, built in 1877 by the Great Northern Railway Company. At over quarter of a mile long, it is the longest wrought iron viaduct in the country. It straddles the River Erewash connecting Ilkeston in Derbyshire with Awsworth inContinue reading “The open road”

A day of toddling and tootling

Today’s scenic guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa. He says that they have started to pick the table grapes there. I apologise before I start as took far too many pictures today so I will stuff as many as I can into galleries so that they can be easily slid overContinue reading “A day of toddling and tootling”

Less grey

Today’s guest picture come from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He correctly divined that I would appreciate a colourful offering. We had a less grey day today, though it wasn’t much warmer. The better light deceived Dropscone who cycled round for coffee and scones. By the time that he got here, he was wishing that heContinue reading “Less grey”

Another day, another stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal

Today’s guest pictures come from our son Tony. He won’t be short of company this Christmas. My morning was brightened by the sight of Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday flowers on the kitchen table when I came downstairs. Later in the day, Mrs Tootlepedal sorted then into two smaller vases. We had another fine and frosty morningContinue reading “Another day, another stroll with Mrs Tootlepedal”

A slow day

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. She found this tree also waiting in the queue when she went for her booster vaccination yesterday. We had another grey, and somewhat damp day here today. The temperature had crept up a bit but it still felt chilly and unwelcoming, so I was happy to haveContinue reading “A slow day”

Feeling the cold

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She came across this fine seasonal decoration near Tower Bridge on a recent outing. As an addition to the Covid situation, we have got an outbreak of avian flu in our area, and I saw several of these signs on my cycle ride yesterday. Perhaps as aContinue reading “Feeling the cold”

A wet walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie, and shows dawn over Stockwell in South London today. Annie tells me that the Stockwell shepherds were cowering at this unexpected sight. It was freezing when we got up today after a clear night, but a change in the weather meant that the thermometer rose steadily fromContinue reading “A wet walk”

Hitting the heights and down in the dumps

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent walk. She came across this old lime kiln. Today was a marked contrast to yesterday. As a result, there are too many pictures in today’s post for which I apologise, but I got carried away by a glimpse of the sun and the chance to get outside.Continue reading “Hitting the heights and down in the dumps”

Trees large and small felled

Today’s guest picture comes from that other Eden, that demi-paradise, East Wemyss. It was taken by the visual poet of that place, our son Tony. We woke to a chilly morning with the merest sprinkling of snow on the ground. I warmed up with a walk round to the shop after breakfast and then, afterContinue reading “Trees large and small felled”