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.|
|Moss in a discarded cast iron container at side of railway track.|