I spent much of today with our youngest daughter and as it was such a nice day we took her dog for a walk. This little wooded area is in the middle of quite a large development of houses. We both think that the tree above needs a statue to fill that niche, or perhaps a narrow studded oak door.
We were both surprised to see bluebells already in flower, but they were in a sheltered corner. The colour is washed out here but in reality they are such a glorious blue.
This gorgeous peacock butterfly very kindly kept it's wings open for me. I can't tell you the number of times I have tried to photograph them in the garden and they are off before I can focus the camera.
I was curious to see if there was anything of interest on the other side of the road so we walked through the underpass to get a better look at this lovely rural scene - pity about the pylon in the distance. There is a tarmac path which ends abruptly at the hedge in the foreground. Very odd.
After lunch we enjoyed a bit of playtime. Julia worked on a painting she had already begun and I experimented with collaging various papers onto artists canvas. I plan to use paint and or ink to create a subtle background onto which I would like to add either a drawing or perhaps a piece of stitched work. If this comes to anything I'll let you know. If it doesn't, I'll keep quiet about it!