Morning Walk

Morning Walk

It’s a long time since we have had such a beautiful autumn. Days on end of bright clear air and positively raging colours! I am torn between going down to the coast to paint as the shimmer and sparkle of the sea are irresistible or going up to the moor which has...
The Window Perspective

The Window Perspective

I’m sitting looking out of an upstairs window at the view of our garden. There is a rose that has just finished giving the most wonderful display of clusters of white scented flowers next to a Hebe which has very attractive long spikey leaves of pale green....
A Wander Through My Garden

A Wander Through My Garden

I find the spring and early summer brings the chance to meet wonderful old friends. It starts with the Snowdrops and Primroses. Then come the Daffodils followed by the Bluebells and Campion, and now the Foxgloves. These majestic flowers I encourage to seed in the...
Thunder and Lightening – Very Very Frightening

Thunder and Lightening – Very Very Frightening

The morning was lovely. The air was a bit warmer so I was able to get out into the garden and pull up a few more weeds without feeling that I had to have a coat on. We had expected the best of the weather before lunch and right on cue the sky darkened and then came...
The cattle return

The cattle return

Our day started on an exciting note! The cattle arrived back at the farm for the winter having spent the summer out on the moor. Usually the weather is awful but today dawned bright and sunny and I found myself standing, as I did last year, at an upstairs window to...
Finished and hand-over

Finished and hand-over

The picture is finished at last! I have thoroughly enjoyed painting it but am strangely sad to hand it over. I will miss it, the personalities, animal and human have lived with me for three months and now have taken a new lease of life in our local pub, The Old Inn at...