Getting on

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Tom, my South Africa correspondent.  Having seen some proteas far away in New Zealand in a recent guest picture, he has sent me a picture of some proteas from South Africa itself (with other local flowers). Once I had worked out that it wasn’t Wednesday. a notionContinue reading “Getting on”

Getting the last mile or two out of the knee

Today’s guest picture features Bob.  He was captured by Liz, the clarinet playing daughter of veteran pennyfarthing cyclist Mike.  She has dug a camera out and is finding out about the settings.  She is doing pretty well so far in my view. We woke to another grey day but it was brightened by Mrs Tootlepedal’sContinue reading “Getting the last mile or two out of the knee”

Easy like Sunday morning

Today’s picture was sent by my Newcastle correspondent and shows her son on an outing to the Soutar Lighthouse near Sunderland which happily coincided with a kite festival.  I would have liked to have been there. My morning was a bit less exciting.  After a late breakfast, Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing in theContinue reading “Easy like Sunday morning”

More macro mania

Today’s guest picture shows a sophisticated big city London heron spotted by my sister Mary in Regent’s Park on her way home from tennis. Our good weather continues but each day sees the wind getting a little stronger which probably means that the end is near.  As it is the autumn equinox today, it wouldContinue reading “More macro mania”

Hanging around

Today’s guest picture comes from the phone of Dropscone’s eldest son, young Dropscone.  He has been here on holiday and was out on one of our hills recently when this Hercules flew past at head height. Another calm, clear and slightly chilly morning saw me out on the bike again today.  I found it hardContinue reading “Hanging around”

Castle Loch

Today’s guest picture shows a typically British summer seaside view.  It was taken at Hastings by my sister Mary, who blames the strong and chilly wind for the absence of fun lovers. My day started with a gentle 28 mile cycle ride with the minister, Scott.  After the very hilly ride of last Wednesday, weContinue reading “Castle Loch”

Good route choice

Today’s guest picture, sent to me by Matilda’s father, shows the great lengths that he and Clare go to in order to keep Matilda entertained. We were blessed with another dry day today with occasional sunshine and light winds. After the success of the gentle pedal and walk yesterday, I thought I might be ableContinue reading “Good route choice”

Bowled over by Bertha

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by the mother of Luke, my flute pupil.  They have been on holiday and enjoyed this atmospheric view of Loch Leven from their holiday cottage in Glencoe. We had another day here of being buffeted by ex tropical storm Bertha, although we got off lightly compared with theContinue reading “Bowled over by Bertha”

Brushed by Bertha

Today’s guest picture is a sculpture in Melbourne which my brother passed on his way to New Zealand last month. We spent the day wrapped in the coat tails of downgraded tropical storm Bertha.  It was raining when we got up and whenever I looked out of the window, which was infrequently, it still seemedContinue reading “Brushed by Bertha”