I got the worm

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Simon from Canonbie. His work has taken him to Athens where he found that they have got the builders in. The forecast suggested that if I wanted to get any sort of bike ride in today, I would need to be up and about promptly. I was upContinue reading “I got the worm”

Almost too much cycling (if that is possible)

Today’s guest picture comes from our daughter Annie. It shows some fine colour which she encountered on a recent visit to Regents Park in London. When Mrs Tootlepedal looked out of the dining room window after breakfast, she could see a good collection of blackbirds. They had gathered to nibble on cotoneaster berries under theContinue reading “Almost too much cycling (if that is possible)”

Back again

Today’s guest picture is from my sister Mary who went to play tennis in Regents Park in London and visited this magical garden while she was there. We had another generally fine day here, although it did rain a little in the afternoon. It was chilly though when the sun went in, with a meanContinue reading “Back again”

Mobbed again

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancastrian correspondent Paul’s visit to the Lake District. It shows a well positioned seat placed in memory of Hugh Walpole. It is looking out over Derwent Water. We had another warm and dry day here, though the sun only made occasional appearances. Indeed it even tried to rain asContinue reading “Mobbed again”

Fine walking and three zooms

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony He took an unwanted old metal watering can away with him when he went home after his visit yesterday, and it has now been repurposed, as they say these days. We had another of those here and there mornings with occasional light drizzle but there were plentyContinue reading “Fine walking and three zooms”

A very welcome sight in the garden

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon. After the easing of the lockdown, he has been able to get back to his regular employment of working at sports events and he found this splendidly twisted tree on a golf course. It is my policy only to use pictures taken on the dayContinue reading “A very welcome sight in the garden”

An unexpected encounter

The guest picture of the day comes from our daughter Annie. It shows my stepmother Patricia and my eldest sister Susan, socially distanced on a park bench in Camden, on the occasion of their recent meeting with Annie’s daughter Evie as she approached her first birthday. We had another mainly sunny day here, though onceContinue reading “An unexpected encounter”

A weather lesson

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Richard, a distinguished former member of our Carlisle choir tenor section. He noticed two poplar hawk moths doing what they can to ensure the continuation of the species. We had a less confusing day today here as far as the weather went. It kept dry all day, thoughContinue reading “A weather lesson”

A rewarding walk.

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She encountered an unusual elephant in Regent’s Park while meeting a friend. I was a bit surprised to hear some heavy rain beating down on the house when I woke up, but by the time that I had actually got up for breakfast, the rain had stoppedContinue reading “A rewarding walk.”

Adding a little spike to our life

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset corespondent, Venetia. She visited the coast at Klive and saw this very ‘geological’ cliff. When Mrs Tootlepedal went into the utility room to wash her hands this morning, she found that the floor was rather messy. Her first and very natural instinct was to wonder what I hadContinue reading “Adding a little spike to our life”