I varied my route to work this week, choosing country roads through farmland instead of the usual busy main road route. The hedgerows are full of tiny wildflower, the fields are a patchwork of yellows and greens and dotted with newborn lambs, with the window open I enjoyed birdsong and arrived at work feeling very tranquil.
Daisies at the roadside (paint is still wet)
I am experimenting with watercolour wet on wet, it runs and mixes with unexpected results which I have yet to learn to control but am enjoying this painting style.
Today we walked through the woods and found a public footpath that took us across the fields. We saw the white squirrel again and I got a much better picture this time.
He's so pretty, we watched for some time sitting in this oak tree,he would run up the top and come down eating acorns, presumably he has stashed some from the autumn and is raiding his supplies.
The woods are no longer full of bluebells, there's a white canopy of blossoms, blackberry blossom is early and bee borage is abundant. The little rickety wooden steps above are a new discovery - I have found several like these on my walks and find them quite magical!
Welcome to some new followers and thankyou all for taking the time to comment on my last post, it's lovely that you have stopped by. Betty x