What we’ve missed

Today’s guest picture shows a fine boat on the Trent and Mersey Canal.  It was encountered by my brother Andrew as he was cycling along the tow path. It was a rather disappointing morning as we woke up to be greeted by yet more rain.  Instead of cycling, I did useful things like putting aContinue reading “What we’ve missed”

Another bird has flown

Today’s guest picture comes from the phone of my neighbour Liz and shows some reflective geese which she observed on Rutland Water when she was down there. It was confusing today.  It had rained heavily during the night and the forecast was for more rain during the day so it took me quite some timeContinue reading “Another bird has flown”


Today’s guest picture was sent to me by my friend Bruce who seems to have popped up in Spain.   He had an excursion today to the monastery at Montserrat and found a statue there of interest.  He claims that its eyes followed him about wherever he went.  Look closely at the triptych which he tookContinue reading “Benchmarked”

Hawkeye and an unexpected scone

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by our gardening consultant Liz and shows her daughter Sara reviewing her birthday cake with commendable calm.  The lad in the background has still got a little to learn about how to wear a hat, Our clocks leapt an hour forward during the night and I adjusted toContinue reading “Hawkeye and an unexpected scone”

Anything went

Today’s guest picture is a swan posing for my sister Mary by the Serpentine. It was a bright and sunny day at breakfast time but cold enough at 3 degrees C to make me grateful that Mrs Tootlepedal had to go out to help record  the newspaper for the blind while I had to stayContinue reading “Anything went”

Mixed day

Today’s guest picture was taken by Venetia on her way home to Somerset.  It shows Paddington at Paddington. It was a day of mixed weather, emotions and variable activity.  The sun was shining when Sandy rang me up after breakfast and suggested a visit to the Moorland Feeder hide.  It is needless to say thatContinue reading “Mixed day”

A winter’s tale

Today’s guest picture was sent to me by Venetia and shows Wells Cathedral at its best. It took quite a lot time for the temperature to creep above freezing today but as it was beautifully sunny, this didn’t matter too much. I had put out a second feeder expecting a bit if a rush sinceContinue reading “A winter’s tale”

The best day of the year

Today’s guest picture is a detail from a very fine shot of a kestrel taken by my Glastonbury correspondent, Venetia. Although we were subjected to some very heavy sleet showers and there was a persistently chilly wind blowing, the fact that we also saw some sunshine and the wind was less than gale force madeContinue reading “The best day of the year”


Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia and shows a curiously mauve sunset in Devon yesterday. We didn’t have any sunset here yesterday to notice and nor did we have a sunrise today as our spell of miserable weather continues.  It rained pretty well all day and as a result I only went for one walk,Continue reading “Discharged”

We tried

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent walk through Regent’s Park.  It is good place to walk through. After a heavy night of rain, I was interested to see what the river would look like so on my way to the producers’ market in the Buccleuch Centre, I went up to check.Continue reading “We tried”