Next week it's back to school and work for all of us after a fantastic Summer.
We've had some great times and the Dutch oven has been a huge success. We made a wonderful chicken stew in it but lovely son wanted gammon and eggs which seem to be synonymous with campfires. We'll be eating out in this way far more from now on.
Merlin has been working too, haha! The beautiful vision standing behind him is Nonie, the mare from my painting, and from this photo. She was the Southern Show Champion and we're very honoured to have her staying with us. Hopefully in 11months time there'll be the patter of little hooves. Once again, Merlin's sweet and patient nature has stunned us all as he's been happy to come in from the paddock as part of his usual routine and hasn't been at all possesive of Nonie. If anything he's more concerned if he thinks she's getting more attention than him!
While taking pictures for a future portrait I met this gorgeous little bunny who sat still for the longest time while I photographed it, before fleeing across the field to it's burrow.
I also have a few more horses to paint, so I need to seriously get my nose back to the grindstone.