Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Botanical Walk With Sadie The German Shepherd.

What a lovely, warm spring day.

Yesterday I spent a lot of time preparing my portable easel and art paraphenalia, just so, that when the weather is like this, I am ready at a moments notice to head off and do quick portraits in town.

This morning with the sun streaming through the mollicroft windows, I was up early, and full of good intentions.

I said goodbye to Sadie the German Shepherd, and Bonnie the ginger cat, promising them that I would not be too long, and that if I made plenty of money they would both benefit from it. I didn't say goodbye to the hens, because they never listen, and for once Sunny Jim the cockerel, was nowhere to be seen.

I loaded up the car, sat behind the steering wheel, and started the engine.

It was at this point I thought to myself, sod this for a game of soldiers, I'm going for a walk!

For a few seconds, about two actually, I felt swamped with guilt and self doubt about my lack of application.

Then I switched off the engine, and, went for a walk,  is just exactly what I did!

Sadie the German Shepherd admiring daffodils. Click to enlarge photos.
Celandine and stinging nettles.

There is a ladybird hiding here.
A nice little pebble.
Primroses.
Moss in a discarded cast iron container at side of railway track.
I will do portraits tomorrow. Definitely. Maybe.

10 comments:

  1. You definitely made the right choice, such a gorgeous day for a walk, and Sadie will be pleased you made the choice you did too.

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  2. Portait sitters will be there tomorrow....never turn down the opportunity to 'play'.
    Jane x

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  3. Sadie is beautiful. You must do what your heart tells you to do.

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  4. A walk is just fine too, especially when you get to take pictures of nature like these!

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  5. Portraits take concentration. A walk is fine by me! (Aren't you surprised? haha)

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  6. You made some fantastic finds on your walk. Good for you.

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  7. What beautiful weather you have, I'm jealous. We are rainy, snowy, hail-ey, windy, and cold; sometimes all at once. A walk was the right thing to do.

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  8. Like your photos, John! Well done for getting out for a walk!

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  9. I hope that you took Sadie with you!

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  10. Look what you've done, I want to go for a walk now.....
    Briony
    x

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