Offleg problems

Today’s guest picture comes from my camera club friend Simon.  He is offsetting the disappointment of the disappearance of all his normal work thanks to the coronavirus by taking healthy walks along the beautiful Esk between some humdrum jobs which he has taken to fill the gap. I took a walk in the garden afterContinue reading “Offleg problems”

Putting my boots on

Today’s guest picture comes from my brother Andrew.  He had a moment to wander around in Borrowash this morning and was surprised to find a giraffe in the woods.  You can see it too if you look carefully.  It didn’t move a lot, he tells me. Last night I had wondered whether we would wakeContinue reading “Putting my boots on”

Another year gone

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who was cheered up by a bit of brightness at Coal Drops Yard on a very gloomy day at Kings Cross. We were cheered up on another very gloomy day here by a lively performance from the Sunday Club children at our church service this morning.  ThisContinue reading “Another year gone”

The calm after the storm

In lieu of any new material, I have returned to Venetia’s  trip to Madeira for the guest picture of the day.  Somewhere between the mountains and the sea, she passed through this narrow gap. Being Friday, I had made an arrangement to have coffee and treacle scones with Dropscone.  The forecast for the afternoon wasContinue reading “The calm after the storm”

A good day for being inside

Today’s guest picture comes from my sister Mary who went to Margate to visit the Turner Gallery, which can be seen in the background of her  shot. I had the job of being the stand in feeder filler at the Moorland bird hide today and it was dry but chilly when I drove up toContinue reading “A good day for being inside”

A gentle pedal and a hard working tootle

Today’s guest picture comes from my friend Marjorie’s holiday in Yorkshire.  She tells me that she had to climb 107 steps to get to the top of a lighthouse to get this view of Flamborough Head yesterday. I am not sleeping as well as I would like at the moment so I was happy toContinue reading “A gentle pedal and a hard working tootle”

Oh dear

Today’s guest picture comes from a Canadian correspondent, Mary Jo.  She thinks perhaps their weather is worse than ours by some way and if the evidence of a chokecherry  tree blown over is anything to go by, she is quite right. We were promised some wet weather here today but like so many promises recently,Continue reading “Oh dear”

Progress and frustration

Today’s guest picture was provided by my brother.  He thinks there should be a counterbalance to the many white lambs which have appeared in the blog lately.  He saw these diverse lambs on a walk in the Peak Distract. We had another cold and (very) windy day today so I was pleased that my bankedContinue reading “Progress and frustration”

Talking to myself

Today’s guest picture shows a late bit of autumn colour seen by my sister Mary in the early morning in Regent’s Park at the weekend.  It was another zero degree day here and I had to scrape ice from the car windscreen before I could perform the first and most important duty of the day.Continue reading “Talking to myself”

Staying in

Today’s guest picture is another from my sister Mary’s recent visit to the very colourful Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park. I have been having a little trouble with my back for the past few days and so I was happy to let Mrs Tootlepedal go off to Edinburgh to commune with the WGSP by herselfContinue reading “Staying in”