Recently I decided to do a series of very quick sketches inspired by my local walks with the dogs. Next I thought about translating a serene feeling I always have when walking at that location, the trees dangling branches in the stream and the winter light. The result was my oil painting above, painted in 3 hours. I hope you enjoy looking at it and the sketches.
Enjoy your day.
Posted in art, atmosphere, country walks, countryside, Dogs, english countryside, healing, landscapes, Local walks Bedfordshire, nature, Oil painting, Sketchibg, tree wisdom, trees, water, winter, winter walks |
Tagged #oilpainting, #relaxingart, #winterwalkswithmydogs, Paintingtrees, Quicksketches, sunset, Winterlandscapeart |
Wild westerly breeze howls through bristling trees,
Whistling and hissing and zig zagging between wheat sheafs,
Which crackle, rattle, battle and beat.
Chattering corn buntings cling,
As the crop bends like a ferocious ocean.
Posted in Cople, country walks, countryside, english countryside, imagery, landscapes, Midsummer, nature photography, nature poetry |
Tagged British weather, Cople fields, Corn buntings, countryside photos, poetry about the English countryside, ripening wheat, Westerly wind, wheat sheafs, windy fields
Snow falls over
The ridge silently: like
Pure dove down;
Glowing like butter
When slivers of sunlight
Ease through umber trees.
The night became silent on Saturday as snow fell magically for the first time. We woke like excited children to watch snowflakes melting on our cottage bedroom window. Unfortunately the morning warmed up and our dreamland melted, so we decided to walk up our local ‘Greensands ridge’, where we knew snow would still be in the furrows and settled in the copses.
Posted in Bedfordshire, Cople, country walks, countryside, english countryside, January, landscape photography, landscapes, Local walks Bedfordshire, nature, nature photography, nature poetry, nature walks, photography, poetry, snow, tranquillity, trees, winter, winter views, winter walks, woodland |
Tagged bridleway walks, Cople, Greensands ridge, keeping fit, snow fall, Willington, winter atmosperic poetry, winter imagery, winter landscape photography, winter poetry, winter Sunday walk
Skadi’s breath falls
Like a wailing frozen veil;
Ragged intaglio scripture
As a tipple of Haw
Drips from pips
Posted in countryside, frozen, landscapes, mythology, nature poetry, photography, weather, winter |
Tagged ancient scripture, atmospheric landscape, Bedfordshire villages, Cople village, English countryside, Haw frost, nature photography, nature poetry, nature's essence, Norse mythology, nymths, Skadi, winter
What could be better than watching my dog weaving through the meadow! A beautiful breezy day with a few menacing clouds to complete the scene.
Here’s the other one cooling down. Oh what fun we’re having today.
I’ve also added my post to Michelle’s weekly pet challenge. You can see the other entries below.
Posted in countryside, Dogs, english villages, friendship, Furry Friday, Hertfordshire, images, landscapes, photography, summer, walks, water, wild flowers |
Tagged animal photography, dog walking, dogs, fun, Furry Friday
Essence of presence
Precious and precarious,
Language of otherworldlyness.
How cathartic torrential rain can be. Even though I got soaked I felt closer to nature. All my senses became enhanced. It was a wonderful experience. Enjoy.:-)
Posted in art, autumn, countryside, english villages, fairies, fairy tale, Hertfordshire, images, landscapes, magical, mystical, nature, photography, poetry, spirituality, summer, walks, water, weather, wild flowers, Wild Wednesday |
Tagged ethereal, magical kingdoms, natural life force energy, natural photography, natural world, nature poetry, raindrops, spider's webs
Lost in a dusty,
Painterly dainty dots in
Crisp linen rays.
Popping mops like
Posted in art, countryside, english villages, Floral Thursday, Hertfordshire, imagery, images, inspirational writing, landscapes, Language of flowers, nature, photo editing, photography, poetry, summer, walks, wild flowers |
Tagged citrus, daisies, fizzy, flower faze, flower poetry, healing, meadow, nature, pleasure, sherbet drops, summertime, twizzle, wild flower photography
Back to normal this week after the excitement of my son’s wedding. I’m still downloading the photographs and promise I will delight you with pictures of the joyful occasion soon! This morning,walking near the village of Sandridge near St.Albans,we came accross this amazing field blazing with summer colour. It was such a feast, too much to resist! Enjoy!