Into every life a little rain must fall

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Flamborough Head.  As well as seeing gannets and a puffin, he witnessed a dramatic sea rescue of a woman who had got into difficulties in the sea.  It needed a brave onlooker who plunged into the sea, a life boat and a helicopter.  Here theContinue reading “Into every life a little rain must fall”


Today’s guest picture comes from the camera of Mrs Tootlepedal.  She bicycled off after church to help with some archaeological surveying at a Roman camp near the town and noticed this painted lady butterfly on the way. I was in a rather creaky state when I woke up and after breakfast I resolved to seeContinue reading “Disjointed”

Blown away

Today’s guest picture comes from my younger son and shows Matilda wondering whether she is always going to need a coat on in the middle of summer. Mrs Tootlepedal went to visit Matilda in Edinburgh today and I was hoping to get in a little cycling while she was away.  Unfortunately the constant strong wind,Continue reading “Blown away”

A family day

Today’s guest picture shows a fine butterfly taken just outside Charlottesville, VA.  It was sent to me by Dropscone’s niece Hilary, who remarked that judging by its diet, its ancestors probably came over from Scotland during the clearances. It was another cool, grey and occasionally showery day but it was made much brighter by aContinue reading “A family day”

Showing up

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia.  She visited Ham Quarry on a geological outing and was delighted to see that wild flowers survived among the stone. I am finding it hard to leap out of bed at the crack of dawn these days, partly because of old age no doubt and partlyContinue reading “Showing up”

On the mend

Today’s guest picture comes from my recorder playing friend Susan.  Last week she was in Edinburgh with some of her siblings and took some time out to walk the mile over the Forth Road Bridge to get a good position to photograph the building of the new bridge beside the old one. It will beContinue reading “On the mend”

A day out

Today’s picture comes from my daughter Annie’s walks round the London Loop. This is a continuous walk round London and the latest section took in these Californian redwoods in Havering Country Park. Once again, the day started in a proper manner with a pedal round the morning circuit of 20.6 miles. The wind was strongerContinue reading “A day out”