I was given this picture a year ago but it didn't feel the right time to display it until now, this is the original, done with pastels, given to me by a very special friend of the family ... **Pam** enjoyed the odd print I sometimes popped through her door of the photographs I took when walking in the woods close to her house (especially the white squirrel) - she longed to go for those walks herself but was too ill with cancer.
shortly after she passed away, her son brought the painting over; it had been beautifully wrapped by Pam before her passing, with a card saying thank you. The card itself is a print of another of her beautiful pastels... I will treasure her gifts. I have found the perfect spot for the picture in our sunny dining room.
|sorry about the grey dots - still using the same old camera!|
I am still picking and drying more lavender - all from the same three small bushes.
Over the last few days I had my paints out
I found a little (expired) bee and used him to get a look at where his legs/wings are positioned.
Will have another go sometime as the wings aren't what I wanted.
We did a 6 mile walk yesterday. I used to get very bad back pain with much walking but over the last two years this has got a lot less since I saw a chiropractor for something else (my knee), he found my left hip to be an inch lower than my right and promptly corrected it! (this was the result of a motorbike accident when I was 18 which had gone uncorrected right into my 50s! Walking is now something we all look forward to and also swimming and the gym too.
The woods we visited yesterday are alongside part of the M23 approach to the airport, it's surprising how so much wildlife can exist close to busy roads and yet remain unseen, like this active bees nest in the woods...
When you got up close you could hear a huge hum going on inside,
there were quite a few bees coming in and out too.
The next couple of weeks I have some days out planned, beginning with a day out on Saturday to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. I may not be blogging much for a week or two.
Back soon, Betty