Another birthday

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She saw this fishy sculpture beside the sea, and, in a sign of the times, she tells me that it is entirely filled with plastic rubbish picked up from the beach. It was Mrs Tootlepedal’s birthday today. She is a remarkable person, and has now been sixtyContinue reading “Another birthday”

Unwrapping trees

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She met these pelicans on a visit to St James’s Park. We didn’t have any exotic birds here this morning, or any sunshine for that matter, just some grey clouds and a rather chilly looking goldfinch on a wire. Some goldfinches did fly down to the feederContinue reading “Unwrapping trees”

A spruce day

Today’s guest picture comes from ex Archive Group member Ken. He is on holiday in Faro, where he spotted a stork on top of a disused church. Once again, I am happy to have a sunny guest picture on a very dull day here. My social day started well with coffee and scones with Dropscone.Continue reading “A spruce day”

Tunnel vision

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She took it though a bus window as she passed Trafalgar Square this week. It is very obvious that central London has not returned to anything like the usual pre-covid crowds of tourists. In spite of a rather gloomy forecast yesterday, today turned out to be mostlyContinue reading “Tunnel vision”

The tour of the moor

Today’s stunning guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. He took it this morning looking out over the Firth of Forth. We didn’t even have a glimpse of sunshine here today. It was a uniformly grey day from start to finish, with the only variety being provided by additional rain which startedContinue reading “The tour of the moor”

The moor and mist

Today’s guest picture shows some fine flying birds. They are officially sanctioned street art in Derby, and were captured by my brother Andrew. After yesterday’s uncharacteristically sunny day, the weather gods reverted to type and produced a grey, windy, and wet morning here. On the other hand it was very warm for the time ofContinue reading “The moor and mist”

A song cycle day

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She found this extravagantly yarn bombed tree when out for her walk today. We had another dry day here for which we were only moderately grateful, as a spell of overnight rain would be really useful. We are getting warnings to be careful on our use ofContinue reading “A song cycle day”

A cycle (and an occasional walk) on the wild side

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He was on his way to Kings Lynn when he came to a bridge at Stamford. Knowing that I like a bridge, he took a photograph of it. It was another dull day here, and to suit the weather we had rather a dull morning with onlyContinue reading “A cycle (and an occasional walk) on the wild side”

Upping my game

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony in East Wemyss. On his walk today, he found a tree with some very determined roots. It was slightly warmer here in the morning and a lot drier today than yesterday. As Mrs Tootlepedal had a big task on hand in writing up the minutes of aContinue reading “Upping my game”

A feast of nature

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found a lovely wild flower meadow on her recent visit to The Newt with my sister Mary. For reasons not unconnected with staying up late to watch the very exciting mixed triathlon relay at the Olympic games, I was quite tired this morning, and didContinue reading “A feast of nature”