Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Happy Snapping!

When it is so gorgeously hot and sunny outside it is very difficult to concentrate on painting. April and May have been dreadfully wet and cold so it was something of a shock to the system when all of a sudden the mercury shot up to 28 C. This, of course allows every single forecaster and newspaper headline to use that much over used phrase, "phew! What a scorcher!" Quelle surprise! (Oh, what a surprise!).   

Some of my favourite garden flowers are just coming into bud and promising a blaze of colour within the next few days. However, some of the wild flowers that seed themselves around the place, and always seem to add something of a supporting act to the showier roses and peonies, are already off!


What's this then? Perennial Cornflower
is so statuesque, and those flowers!


Ahhh, bless them. Aquilegias are so
reliable.


Hello there little guy! I can't blame this little
chap from taking advantage of a spot of shade 


That Aquilegia again.
I love the shape of these flowers. 

Always thinking ahead, I  thought it might be a good idea to get a few photos out of the way and into an album for use later on. Little P has been extremely busy and is becoming something of a trusted friend. Always reliable and handy enough to keep somewhere on my person at all times, (well you never know what you might see, such as a Dalek!) I have been impressed by the performance of this camera. 

Enjoy the British Summer while you can folks, by the end of the week it will all be over. Well, maybe. Anyway these pics might come in handy for the next assignment, Working from Photographs... Happy snapping! Onwards with my bramble leaves. 




1 comment:

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Sketchbook squirrel - I know what you mean - it is hard to paint when everything is blooming and the weather is so great. I love the Aquilegia as well - mine is about done blooming because of the heat. They certainly are sturdy little fellas. Take Care and God Bless.