The rain has been pretty persistent and some areas are having a far worst time of it than we are in my village. Only 5 or 6 miles from me some poor villagers are having to use sandbags to protect their homes, while in Somerset an entire village has been totally cut off with residents relying on a small boat to ferry them to higher ground!
You would think it would give me plenty of time to work at my art, but of course everything with the ponies takes twice as long in the deep, dragging mud.
I have had the chance to try out some new graphite pencils that I bought at Christmas and I'm completely in love with the soft creamy textures I can create now.
The young swans are practicing looking elegant and when they've lost the last of their baby feathers, they'll blend in with all the other adults. I like them at this stage though, they are still sooo beautiful.