Finally the rain has stopped and we can enjoy warmth of the sun for a while :D
It seems that Spring waits quietly for days such as these and then buds and flowers pop up in great haste. Along the hedgerows the tiny hawthorn buds are swelling and soon we'll surrounded by new life.
Now that he's older and fitter I can take Manchee on one of my favourite walks, through the village and to my special woods.
The twisty, turny branches held me fascinated while the dog ran off and explored.
Deep, dark badger sets needed to be looked into, by us both :D
The dog took more time than I did, sniffing and sticking his head deep into places I was too wary of. Maybe he could tell the badgers were deep in their dark underground nest and so not likely to bite a nose off!
I have to paint these wonderful branches. Their patterns were such a delight.
And I loved these staggering trees on the skyline, they may also have to be included somewhere.
It must have been the warm sun on my face, because I found myself just staring at this lovely tree for the longest time, until the impatience of my companion forced me to move on.
I finally finished the portrat of Manchee and am very pleased with how the new background colour has changed the whole feel of it.
I think it will look very good in my temporary studio, which I've been busily organising. Pictures to follow :D
For now, I must get into the garden and make the most of the weather, as I have a new project in construction and I'm keen to get it completed. Have fun all.x