Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Beguiled by April

Today has been the most beautiful spring day here in the southern UK. I was beguiled by the warm sunshine to sit in the garden and draw. There were a hundred and one things I should have been doing this afternoon, but I did none of them.




I picked spikes of newly unfurling horse chestnut from the tree at the end of our garden and sat and did one of my favourite things - I drew without looking and without any reason or end purpose for the result. Such a relief after all the grim greyness of winter and such pleasure it was ...

As I drew, I thought of the child that tree was planted for and who is now grown up with children of her own, the passing of the seasons and so to my own grandchildren who run with pleasure about our garden and search out the conkers from that tree every autumn.


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  1. I love your drawing as well as the story and your pleasure that went with it. So beautifully shared.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. After such a terrible wet, grey winter it was a very special afternoon ... and believe it or not, today is as lovely but this time I couldn't avoid the gardening!

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    1. I love this time of year with its sudden regrowth and renewal ... and everywhere extraordinarily green.

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    1. Thanks, Connie, being done without a purpose made it such fun to do.

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  4. Love the drawing and the memories associated with it.

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    1. I was beguiled by the weather again today - but this holiday weekend doesn't look so good. How mean is that?

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