Fishink (almost) Summer and Exhibitions to visit
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 !
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.
Early sun drenches the landscape.
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.
The delicacy is sometimes quite absorbing.
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.
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 : )
Sunlight sneaks in between the trees, casting shafts of golden light into previously darkened forests.
Buttercups (also dew laden) mimicking tiny suns on a sky of green.
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 !!
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.