Sunday, 18 January 2015

a sunday walk



A Sunday morning walk across the fields in beautiful frosty weather. Winter sunlight... love it!

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

snow prints

'Animals, Tracks & Signs' was a favourite childhood book which always comes to mind when I see prints in the snow. Delicate bird prints always delight. Today after a light dusting of snow, spotting Mr Brock's trail for the first time made me want reach for that book again. 

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

the hawthorn tree in january


The hawthorn tree is looking very similar to last month... so instead of more photographs of lichen covered branches (as much as I love them!), I thought I'd try doing some sketching. I've been wanting to get back into drawing again and this seemed the perfect opportunity to start. With the absence of leaves, it was nice to focus on the twisting shapes of the trunk; the cracks in the bark; the thorny silhouettes of the branches and the frilly outlines of the lichen. 

It was a tranquil half an hour - if rather chilly in the cold January wind. Something I definitely want to do more of.

Joining in with Loose and Leafy's 'Tree Following' project.