Raining and singing (but not in the rain)

Today’s guest picture was taken by my daughter Annie and shows some old gentleman or other in the garden on a wet day at Dalemain in Cumbria. Our daughter was visiting for a couple of days so naturally the rain clouds set in and it was a miserable morning.  A quick check on the weatherContinue reading “Raining and singing (but not in the rain)”

Early to rise, early to bed

Today’s guest picture is another from my neighbour Liz’s venture to New Zealand.  It shows Tane Mahuta, thought to be the oldest Kauri tree in NZ  at 2000 years old and with a  height of 51.5 meters and a girth of 13.8 metres. Yesterday I had suggested a jaunt to the Lake District to MrsContinue reading “Early to rise, early to bed”

I’ve looked at life from both sides now

Today’s picture shows a small flock of chaffinches waiting to say goodbye to Mrs Tootlepedal and me as we left them to fend for themselves for a day. They had to wait a bit because before we left, I went round the morning run with Dropscone.  Having completed 1000 miles on his slower winter bike,Continue reading “I’ve looked at life from both sides now”

A false dawn

Today’s picture shows the formidable Stuc a’Chroin (975m) seen from Ben Vorlich (985m) by my brother Andrew when he was on an energetic walk in the Highlands. It started off as a lovely day in every way.  Anthony had finished the painting of the kitchen before I had even got out of bed and heContinue reading “A false dawn”