Out smarted

Today’s guest picture comes from Bruce who is in the north east of Scotland.  He had a warm and sunny day yesterday when he visited Haddo House, a Scottish stately home located near Tarves in Aberdeenshire. We had a warm but far from sunny morning here as the rain made its presence felt. I wasContinue reading “Out smarted”

Pottering about

Today’s guest picture is another from my brother’s visit to Fountains Abbey.  As well as some impressive ruins, it has a lovely garden. We had a very nice summer day here today, warm and calm and often sunny.  It might well have been a good day for a pedal but the recent travelling about andContinue reading “Pottering about”

Doddering

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She visited Wells with her friend, my Somerset corespondent Venetia, and took this reflective portrait of the cathedral from the bishop’s garden. We had a colder, windier day than yesterday, but as it was drier than forecast and the sun even came out briefly once or twice,Continue reading “Doddering”

Sunny within and without

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo of Manitoba.  She was at a grand opening of a feed mill at a Hutterite colony in Alberta last week when a friend pointed out this American robin’s well stocked nest. After yesterday’s endless rain, we had endless sunshine today.  It was very welcome.  Of course the weather godsContinue reading “Sunny within and without”

Two tootles and a pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother who is visiting the north east of England.  He was able to locate a handy cafe at one of his stops by following a cryptic clue. It rained  during the night and when I woke up, there was evidence to be found. But that was all there hadContinue reading “Two tootles and a pedal”

Not doing too much

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Gavin who is over on the east coast on a walking holiday.  He passed this little memento of the war near Craster. Mrs Tootlepedal spent most of the day embroidering in Hawick so I had a quiet day to myself. It was another dry dayContinue reading “Not doing too much”

The calm after the storm

In lieu of any new material, I have returned to Venetia’s  trip to Madeira for the guest picture of the day.  Somewhere between the mountains and the sea, she passed through this narrow gap. Being Friday, I had made an arrangement to have coffee and treacle scones with Dropscone.  The forecast for the afternoon wasContinue reading “The calm after the storm”

Water under the bridge(s)

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone, who has recently been playing golf in Girona in Spain.  Clearly, there was no rain in Spain while he was there. There was no rain here today either but not quite as much sun as Dropscone has been enjoying. I had to take the car to the garage earlyContinue reading “Water under the bridge(s)”

Slightly depressed again

Today’s guest picture comes from our neighbour Gavin.  He was walking in Edinburgh when he came upon this recently restored lift bridge on the Union Canal there. Thanks to another depression coming off the Atlantic, the day started with a light frizzle and developed into some steady rain which lasted until late in the evening. Continue reading “Slightly depressed again”

Three wheels on his wagon

Today’s guest picture comes from Dropscone and shows the roadside repair man fitting a new wheel to Dropscone’s car after he had inadvertently lost the original while driving along. Dropscone arrived for coffee today with a tale of woe.  He had been driving back from a golf event up the borders at the weekend, whenContinue reading “Three wheels on his wagon”