A doubly reflective walk

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. He saw not just one, but two butterflies on his walk with his dogs today. We had a pleasantly warm and unusually calm day today. The temperature never got much above 18°C but thanks to the lack of wind, it felt warmer than that. We had coffeeContinue reading “A doubly reflective walk”

Decimalisation

Today’s guest picture comes from Venetia’s Highland holiday where she saw two curlews in a field. I am envious because although I quite often hear curlews, I very rarely see one, let alone two. Today’s post opens with a picture from yesterday, taken after the blog had been put to bed. We had another cool,Continue reading “Decimalisation”

A song and a stroll

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. One of his dogs is demonstrating excellent catching skills. We had a generally grey and rather chilly day for the time of year today, but the sun was shining for a while as we cycled to church to sing in the choir. The hymns, which were allContinue reading “A song and a stroll”

Another pedal, another tootle

Today’s guest picture is another from Paul’s Lake District stay. He found an interesting addition to a tree and an explanation. We had another mostly grey, occasionally sunny, and always windy day here, although it seemed a little bit warmer when we got up. All the same, we had coffee (and treacle scones) indoors whenContinue reading “Another pedal, another tootle”

Going to the wall

Today’s guest picture comes from ex archive group member Ken. He came across this very delightful railway scene at Wylam on the Carlisle to Newcastle railway. We had another grey day in Langholm today, with a hint of drizzle when we went out after breakfast. I had time for a walk round the garden beforeContinue reading “Going to the wall”

At last a tootle and a pedal

Today’s guest picture comes from my Lancashire correspondent, Paul. He has been having a holiday in the Lake District and enjoyed a scented azalea garden with an enormous pieris. I had a full day today and some lovely summer weather to go with it. At the moment we getting very friendly temperatures, warm but notContinue reading “At last a tootle and a pedal”

A song and a definite smile

Today’s guest picture comes from Langholm exile Tom in South Africa, and shows what a garden there can do in mid winter. Our spell of excellent weather continued today, and the sun was shining as we cycled off to church to sing in the socially distanced church choir. With two sopranos, two altos, a tenorContinue reading “A song and a definite smile”

Benched

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. On another hot day, I thought we needed refreshment, so a few rain drops from East Wemyss are very welcome. In spite of our recent good spell of weather, the garden has not been full of bees and butterflies, so I was very pleased when Mrs TootlepedalContinue reading “Benched”

Dr Velo works his magic

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary. She visited Kenwood House a day or two ago and enjoyed the superb rhododendrons there. Our sudden summer continued today with another warm and sunny morning, followed by a warmer afternoon and a beautiful evening. Mrs Tootlepedal has had to keep on her toes to stop herContinue reading “Dr Velo works his magic”

Treacle and the end of a long wait

Today’s guest picture comes from our son Tony. On one of his walks, he noticed that his dog had got a personal cloud. There is only time for a brief post tonight as it has been a full day. Preparations for the visit of Matilda and her parents were in full swing and my firstContinue reading “Treacle and the end of a long wait”