Going downhill slowly

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  On his permitted walk, he revisited a blue bell wood that he found unsatisfactory when he photographed it on a walk not long ago and found it much more satisfactory today. We had another sunny start to our day and the neighbourhood alfresco coffee morning team enjoyedContinue reading “Going downhill slowly”


Today’s guest picture is from my sister Mary who visited the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. It was a sunny day here when we got up but far too cold to be able to risk a cycle ride with frost about so I pottered about until Sandy arrived with some Archive Group documents and weContinue reading “Abundance”

At last, a treacle scone

Today’s guest picture shows the Belper River Gardens which my brother Andrew enjoyed on a visit to the town.  The land was donated by the adjacent Strutt’s Mill owner, who wanted to thank his workforce. A rather brief blog today for three reasons, I didn’t do anything interesting during the day, a concert in theContinue reading “At last, a treacle scone”

A little bit extra

Today’s picture from my brother Andrew shows an impressive glacier at the Homer Tunnel in New Zealand’s South Island which he visited a couple of weeks ago.. Although we had to get up an hour earlier because of the clock change, it was brilliantly sunny so we noticed no difference in the light.  The birdsContinue reading “A little bit extra”

Inconvenient visitors

Today’s picture shows a rainbow seen from the top of Whita Hill.  It was taken by my daughter Annie who was on a walk with Mrs Tootlepedal that I wasn’t able to join. In spite of a brisk north wind, the day was warm and bright enough for Dropscone and I to enjoy a pedalContinue reading “Inconvenient visitors”

Mr Tootlepedal takes the biscuit

Today’s picture is another from my sister Susan’s recent trip to Croatia.  I have put it in to bring a little ray of sunshine to a grey day. It was a very grey day here with the temperature hovering just above freezing for most of the morning.  This put paid to any idea of cyclingContinue reading “Mr Tootlepedal takes the biscuit”

A winter wander

Today’s picture shows a siskin on the peanut feeder. It gets pride of place because the peanut situation has had to be rethought.  I had noticed very little traffic on the peanut feeders of late and when I came to think about the matter, I realised that because the peanuts in the feeders were goingContinue reading “A winter wander”