A stroll in the sun

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. On another visit to Spondon, he walked down Guzzler’s Nook. He took this picture from halfway along. He says that it looks remarkably similar in the other direction too. After the relatively warm weather yesterday, the temperatures sank steadily over night and we were down to 5°CContinue reading “A stroll in the sun”

Going with a bang

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew. He found an old railway bridge crossing the River Derwent and took a picture of it because he knows I like a bridge. If Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, this one was a bit of a failure. We started by cycling to churchContinue reading “Going with a bang”

Walking, cooking and tootling

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent Paul. He crossed the border to Yorkshire to see this nice scene at Linton. We had another grey but mostly dry day here, after another night where the temperature didn’t drop very much at all. My legs have been quite busy over the past few days, soContinue reading “Walking, cooking and tootling”

The moor and mist

Today’s guest picture shows some fine flying birds. They are officially sanctioned street art in Derby, and were captured by my brother Andrew. After yesterday’s uncharacteristically sunny day, the weather gods reverted to type and produced a grey, windy, and wet morning here. On the other hand it was very warm for the time ofContinue reading “The moor and mist”

A new addition to an old walk

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Caroline. She found the the council had let things grow beside the seaside at Portsmouth. After overnight rain, a welcome event for the garden, we had a cool grey, windy day here today. I dillied and dallied after breakfast, and didn’t really get into action until Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “A new addition to an old walk”

We never stopped

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Trafalgar Square on the final day of the lockdown in London. I wonder if it is busier now. It could hardly be quieter. We had a busy day here with fun from morning to night. The weather wasn’t very helpful as it was another chillyContinue reading “We never stopped”

A lot better than expected

Today’s guest picture is another from Venetia’s recent garden visits in Somerset. This lovely pattern was captured at The Newt, which is a country estate and not an amphibian in this case. The forecast had been a bit apocalyptic with talk of blizzards and gales and Arctic blasts, but I am beginning to suspect thatContinue reading “A lot better than expected”

This side and that

Today’s guest picture shows a couple of flamingos trying to keep warm by dancing in our son Alistair’s snowy Edinburgh garden. It was pretty hard to keep warm in our garden this morning even though it isn’t very snowy at all, but I had to go out into the chilly air after breakfast when weContinue reading “This side and that”

Modified sunshine

Today’s guest picture comes from Mrs Tootlepedal. She has been knitting mittens for our granddaughter Evie to wear in this cold spell. After some pretty gloomy days, we at last got some sunshine here today… …..but it was heavily modified by this sort of thing… …which turned up without notice out of a blue skyContinue reading “Modified sunshine”

Lining up a new route

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent, Venetia. She found a very elaborate tree on one of her local walks. After a night of rain, we woke to a morning of rain. To show how one day runs almost invisibly into another during lockdown, when I was considering yesterday’s post I completely forgot thatContinue reading “Lining up a new route”