On the up again

Today’s guest picture comes from Matilda’s grandfather Francis.  He was there to watch Matilda trying out Mrs Tootlepedal’s restored rocking horse a day or two ago under the watchful eye of her grandmother, Eileen. (Those wondering about Matilda’s hand gesture are obviously not familiar with Woody from Toy Story.) We have had several inches ofContinue reading “On the up again”

Lots of action, not many pictures

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary.  She took it a week ago at the height of the hot weather in London and it shows a fine crop of green algae on the canal. The mornings are getting chillier now and I had to wait for a bit until the thermometer hit 10°C, whichContinue reading “Lots of action, not many pictures”

Getting along

The guest picture of the day is another teapot spotted by my brother Andrew.  He has a knack for finding big teapots although he tells me that he thinks that this one is a bit of a Mickey Mouse affair. My day can be summed up very simply: got up, saw a butterfly, went forContinue reading “Getting along”

A trio of trios

Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba.  She really does have a scientific rain gauge and she was very pleased to find it had some rain in it, as they too have been suffering from a drought. We had a gentle spot or two of rain today but once again it was notContinue reading “A trio of trios”

Back on the bike

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who was visiting the Derby Silk Mill when he found that it was an absolutely windless day. It was a pretty good day here today too and after I had made a lamb stew for the slow cooker, I went out to see the poppies. Not aContinue reading “Back on the bike”

Seen and gone

Today’s guest picture shows a fine waterfall visited by Dropscone and family on his Skye holiday. In spite of a forecast of rain, we had yet another dry, cool day with a brisk wind until the evening.  I should have gone cycling (my neighbour Ken did 40 miles in the morning) but I was feelingContinue reading “Seen and gone”

A bit of this and a bit of that

Today’s guest picture shows a cheerfully departed couple whom my brother Andrew met in York Minster earlier this month. Our very good spell of weather continued today and this meant that the steady supply of plums ripening on the tree continues.  I try to pick them just before they become fully ripe so that theyContinue reading “A bit of this and a bit of that”

A tootle but no pedal

Today’s guest picture shows Matilda contemplating a possible friend whom she met at Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh. It was raining again when we got up this morning but by the time that I set for the High Street to visit the Archive Centre and then go to take my turn offering information to visitors, theContinue reading “A tootle but no pedal”