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Fishink (almost) Summer and Exhibitions to visit

June 12, 2015

I know it’s always, ALWAYS tempting fate to say that summer has arrived. For as soon as the words have drifted from your lips, then there’s either a torrential downpour, a small hurricane which takes over your street and turned what was once your garden into a mound of tree parts and leaves, or a blizzard to plunge us once again into the depths of Winter.

So I won’t do it.

Needless to say it was very warm at 5.30 am when I went out to take these pictures. The sky and clouds were tremendous and they called me out to play !

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I’m so lucky having such a vast expanse of fields and woodland about five minutes from my door. I appreciate their secret walkways and hidden paths. I find myself constantly looking through, between or around trees and shrubbery, viewing how one space slowly becomes another, as I walk between different areas.

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Early sun drenches the landscape.

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A huge array of plants start to appear. Common Cow Parsley or Queen Anne’s Lace is everywhere, but can be easily confused with Fool’s Parsley or even Hemlock which can be poisonous.

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This plant always makes beautiful subject matter for drawing, photographing or just plain observing when the light is strong. It makes me think of cotton wool or cloud that’s been embroidered into flowers.

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The delicacy is sometimes quite absorbing.

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Of course at that time of the morning the dew is around too. Here it sits on a field of grass, like scattered jewels in a green meadow, tossed from aloft and catching the morning light.

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I love how it’s also danced on this spider’s web to bring it to my attention. I wonder if the spider minds getting wet feet, when it clears it’s home of the minute rainstorm : )

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Sunlight sneaks in between the trees, casting shafts of golden light into previously darkened forests.

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Buttercups (also dew laden) mimicking tiny suns on a sky of green.

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And still the cloud and skies stretch on and on and on. Another day has begun and it feels like I’m the only one awake… it’s stupidly early, so I probably am !!

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Have a lovely day everyone, and if you like my blog, please share it with someone new today, thank you  : )

A few quick pieces of newsworthy news for you.

The wonderful Clive Hicks-Jenkins has an exhibition that has just started called ‘Dark Movements’. It’s on at the Aberystwth Arts Centre in Wales now, until Sat 25th July. A must see if you’re in the area or fancy a day out.

Secondly the Manchester School Of Art‘s degree show starts tomorrow and is on until June 24th, featuring a whole host of different courses including Architecture, Fashion, Illustration through to Textiles and Three Dimensional Design.

Finally I will be taking part in next month’s
Alongside fifty artists, specialising in a variety of disciplines, who will be showing their work, either from their home studios or in businesses dotted about Sale centre itself. There will be a central exhibition with pieces from everyone participating this year in the Waterside Arts Centre.
I will be exhibiting a whole range of brand new work at the lovely Minikin Emporium, on the Sat and Sunday and perhaps for a few days afterwards too, thanks to the lovely Claire, who owns the studio. I can’t wait, please do spread the word and come by, pop in and say hello.
More info about which artists and venues are participating here.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2015 1:40 pm

    Wow, the early bird catches the best photos eh?! Beautiful shots of spider’s web and flowers and blue skies!! I bet you love the tranquillity at that hour although I bet the woofer isn’t quite so tranquil having the fields all to herself!! Happy Friday!!

    • June 12, 2015 5:38 pm

      Indeed miss Lizzie, I am an early bird, but luckily I’d also managed to slip out (on this occasion) before the furry one was even fully awake… as they say in cricket.. Howzzzzat !

      • June 12, 2015 5:42 pm

        Without her ladyship? Sneaky!! Is that even allowed?!

      • June 12, 2015 6:01 pm

        I know, unheard of. It only works in the wee hours when she’s still happily in nod land, or when its raining.

      • June 12, 2015 8:16 pm

        She’s a girl after my own heart!!! Give her a cuddle from me and keep the wonderful designs and pics a-coming mister!!! xxx

      • June 12, 2015 8:40 pm

        Thanks I will do x

  2. June 12, 2015 3:27 pm

    I love Queen Anne’s lace, as a child, there was a patch of it next to our driveway and I just loved it’s delicacy. The woods resemble the woods my brothers and I would play in for hours. You are blessed to have the beauty of nature nearby. Have a great weekend Craig, your photos of nature were just what I needed this morning.

  3. Nome Raquel Monteiro de souza permalink
    June 15, 2015 2:05 pm

    Aqui, Brasil é outono. Época em que o céu é limpo e à noite as estrelas ficam ao nossso alcance.Obrigada pelas belas fotos.Raquel

  4. Wallace permalink
    June 18, 2015 12:49 pm

    Very poetic, more please!

    • June 18, 2015 1:52 pm

      : ) The poet still lives, but only gets out occasionally!

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