The end of an era

Today’s guest picture comes from my Sheffield correspondent Edward Winter.  He has a fine six inch wide tree peony flower in his garden which he thought that I might appreciate.  I do. It was another grey, blustery and chilly day today here so once again there was no urgency in the getting up department. Indeed,Continue reading “The end of an era”

Service not included

Guess whose birthday it was today.  Guest picture courtesy of her mother Clare. Finding things to do in the lockdown is tricky.  Mrs Tootlepedal decided to put a stone edge on one of her garden paths today. I had a couple of important things on my to do list today, take the Zoe to CarlisleContinue reading “Service not included”

Just a song at twilight

Today’s guest picture comes from my Somerset correspondent Venetia, who like Dr Foster went to Gloucester but, unlike him,  found that the weather was fine.  She enjoyed a singing day in this lovely building. Our fine weather continued and with the breeze still coming from the south, we had an even warmer day than yesterday. Continue reading “Just a song at twilight”

More blooming bluebells

Today’s guest picture is a second from Bruce’s recent visit to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.  I make no apologies, I love steam engines.  This one was built in 1896 and is a lot older than me. We had yet another lovely day here with more wall to wall sunshine and no call for a jumperContinue reading “More blooming bluebells”

A mean wind

Today’s guest picture comes from Stephen, my sister Susan’s friend.  He used to live  in New Zealand but has moved to Sydney in Australia where he sees a lot of ibis on his way to the gym. We had another dry day here but there was a cold wind blowing which made it feel farContinue reading “A mean wind”

An early start and a wet finish

My sister Mary has been visiting Kew Gardens and with a guest picture like this, who can blame her? Our spell of good weather is rapidly receding in the memory and we are back to ‘business as usual’ –  grey skies, brisk winds and occasional rain. Still, the first part of the day was forecastContinue reading “An early start and a wet finish”

Left handed photography

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew who appears to be spending May Day in Madrid.  He visited El Parque de Buen Retiro where he admired the colossal statue of Alfonse XIII, best viewed from across the boating lake. After putting on a good show for the visit of Mary Jo yesterday, the localContinue reading “Left handed photography”

A little blue

Today’s guest picture shows the railway station from which my brother began his walk up Snowdon earlier this month.  The mountain is in the background. We had a traditional Sunday today.  Mrs Tootlepedal went off to sing with the church choir and I prepared a beef stew for the slow cooker. She came back fromContinue reading “A little blue”

A change in the weather

Today’s springlike guest picture comes from Sandy, which is to say that I stole it from him when he wasn’t looking. I did see Sandy himself though when he came round for a cup of coffee after filling the Moorland bird feeders.  He has been doing a lot of gardening lately and took advantage ofContinue reading “A change in the weather”

Done and dusted

Today’s guest picture shows a colourful corner of my daughter’s garden on Monday.  As she is in Cannes at the moment, it is having to get on without her. I personally had a very quiet day in contrast to the loud and windy weather outside.  After a night of rain, it was at least dry,Continue reading “Done and dusted”