Fenced in

Today’s picture is of  gondolas on a cable car ride to the Heights of Abraham at Matlock in Derbyshire, recently visited by my brother.  He walked up. It had the cheek to rain today but it didn’t dare to do it a lot and Mrs Tootlepedal was able to get on with the chief businessContinue reading “Fenced in”

The north wind doth blow

Today’s picture of unusual multi-story car parking is another from Dropscone’s  sister who is visiting in Switzerland. It was a wonderfully bright and sunny morning and I got up fully dressed and ready to go for a pedal and this enthusiasm lasted until I poked my nose out of the door and had it bittenContinue reading “The north wind doth blow”

A tootle and a pedal (but not in that order).

Today’s picture is an improved view, taken by my sister Mary during a walk in better weather, of the magnolia at Kenwood. We had yet another dry day here too but in contrast to yesterday, the sun didn’t make it through the clouds apart from an hour or so in the morning.  We are inContinue reading “A tootle and a pedal (but not in that order).”

What’s up Doc?

Today’s picture is a shot taken by my recorder playing friend Susan on one of trips last year to Edinburgh.  I thought it was classy enough to put it in larger than usual. I had given the cycling a miss as I had to visit the doctor later in the morning and I thought thatContinue reading “What’s up Doc?”

Two score

Today’s picture, from my daughter’s recent outing, shows a building in London known as the Shard.  She likes it.  She is in a minority. It was a mild, very cloudy, slightly damp day again today.  As I had offered to go and fill the feeders at the moorland feeder station, I was a bit disappointedContinue reading “Two score”

Miserable morning

Today’s picture is another from my brother’s visit to a bird sanctuary.  It is a takahe and must be the most thoroughly ringed bird in the world. It was another lovely, sunny day today.  Sadly for the frog, it was below freezing and the frogspawn in the pond was thoroughly frozen.  I was quite pleasedContinue reading “Miserable morning”

Ring for the bill

Today’s picture shows a really welcoming green waste site visited by my brother.  It’s not easy being green. This morning, I got up promptly, ate some cereal and set off in the car to the Moorland bird feeders where Cat Barlow had told me that she would be netting birds for ringing again.  She wasContinue reading “Ring for the bill”

A winter wander

Today’s picture shows a siskin on the peanut feeder. It gets pride of place because the peanut situation has had to be rethought.  I had noticed very little traffic on the peanut feeders of late and when I came to think about the matter, I realised that because the peanuts in the feeders were goingContinue reading “A winter wander”

Free at last

Today’s picture, sent to me by my sister Mary shows a pelican in St James’ Park being searched by the police. Hooray, the sun shone.  It shone all day.  It was sunny.  I was sunny.  Because it was sunny, Dropscone rang up to see about a morning pedal but it was quite windy and heContinue reading “Free at last”

On thin ice

Today’s picture, which was sent to me by Dropscone’s niece Hilary, shows dawn over Lake Zurich.  It was taken by her husband. Today was another brighter day with some morning sun so in spite of pretty low temperatures, Dropscone and I embarked on the morning pedal.  It was cold but sunny and there was noContinue reading “On thin ice”