Today’s picture shows the view from my window as I rose in the morning. When I went downstairs, I took a reading from the scientifically accurate snow depth gauge… .. the snow was that deep. The conditions certainly encouraged the birds to get stuck and three feederfuls of seed had disappeared by lunchtime. Some birdsContinue reading “Wons”


Today’s picture, taken today on a rare sunny day in London by my sister Mary on her morning walk, shows the lake at Kenwood House.  The bridge in the background is for decorative purposes only and leads nowhere. It was a foul, wet and windy day at breakfast and I was pleased that I wasn’tContinue reading “Discrepancy”

Two windows of opportunity

Today’s picture shows a very nifty hat which Mrs Tootlepedal has just knitted for herself following a pattern sent to her by our daughter.  The colours come at random  from the multicoloured wool she used. Once again, there was a dry and almost sunny interval when time for the morning pedal came round.  Unfortunately theContinue reading “Two windows of opportunity”

Early to bed

Today’s picture shows the scene in our garden at breakfast time. It continued to snow until Dropscone arrived with treacle scone when it more or less stopped.   Very few birds were prepared to brave the snow and a lonely blackbird was the first to arrive. A goldfinch came next and seemed to hang onContinue reading “Early to bed”

Miserable day

Today’s picture shows a bridge over a local brook crossed by my brother on a recent walk near Banbury. It was snowing when we woke up this morning but it was insubstantial stuff and although it persisted for an hour or two, it disappeared from the ground as quickly as it had come.  The snowContinue reading “Miserable day”

Far from a rolling stone

Today’s picture, which was taken by Bruce this morning, shows the results of all our rain and wind as a tree blocks a riverside walk and baffles his dog. Bruce dropped in on his way home to tell me that he had seen a man dragging a sack across a field.  This led us toContinue reading “Far from a rolling stone”

Blue sky thinking

Today’s picture, sent by Joyce from Canada, gives a vivid impression of her current weather conditions.  She thinks we ought to stop moaning about a little drop of rain. We had a much better day here and not before time.  It hardly rained at all and from time to time it was possible to catchContinue reading “Blue sky thinking”

A short walk

Today’s picture is another from my brother’s recent walk. I had to endure another ideal cycling morning while I sat inside.  Dropscone didn’t cycle yesterday but he told me that he had been out today and I was very jealous.  Still, as usual, I had some birds for company.  This was before coffee. And thisContinue reading “A short walk”

And more bees…and birds

Today’s picture shows a blue tit. We actually had a summer day today and very welcome it was too.  I had thought of going for a good cycle ride but it was quite breezy and my legs felt tired so I combined resting with a little light gardening and some information purveying to visitors instead.Continue reading “And more bees…and birds”


Today’s picture is another from my brother’s recent walk on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border.  It shows a gate for very thin people or perhaps, one legged walkers.. It wasn’t a good day for a walk here or a pedal for that matter as it was raining lightly and steadily when we woke up.  On the plusContinue reading “Unhelpful”