Here's another page for my nature diary - I am really enjoying this little diary as I don't have time to try and paint a masterpiece and usually fail, this is just about manageable, as and when, it keeps me interested in what's happening around here in suburbia/airport/woodland sunny Surrey.
I saw what I am guessing is a sparrow hawk on a fence next to fields just off the road on my journey to work three times this week, I drove down there again today at the same time determined to admire him for longer, despite posing on the fence on weekdays, he seems to have Sundays off - I will persevere as want to try and photograph him and then identify him - my painting doesn't do him justice, he's huge with a lot of brown on his back/head wings and a lovely dappled cream and light brown chest and belly. I think the new estate recently built over old rough land and woodland here has pushed wildlife further towards us as their space diminishes.
At last my library book has come: The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom, I felt pretty annoyed with myself to visit her house in Haarlem, Netherlands, before reading the book (although I knew her story). I know it will be a good read.
We had hailstones amid bright sunshine, I went to the gym, cleared the garage and caught up with the laundry.
Things to look forward to in the coming week:
Taking my friend/neighbour to the gym as it's bring a buddy week
Reading my Corrie Ten Boom book
Dipping in and out of my new book purchase: Second Skin, India Flint, all about fabrics, their production, impact on the environment and using natural dyes (recommended by Vintage Vix - thanks, I did treat myself on your recommendation and am very pleased :)
Making vegetarian curry and lentil Dahl
Work, I work with a lot of people so look forward to seeing them all