One swallow does not make a Summer

so the saying goes.Well I reckon Summer is upon us as the swallows have been with us for a couple of weeks now and the nest building is about complete. But before the swallows came the swifts … It was amazing to watch a dozen or more birds flying and swooping around the house, checking…

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Summer 2019: roaming free

As we get into our stride with Summer 2020, alas just metaphorically as we are not free to stride out in North Wales, I wanted to share a few moments from Summer 2019. There were some glorious moments and perhaps we would have savoured them more had we known what was to come. This year’s…

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Beachcomber: free to roam

Soft sand oozes through tightly curled toeswarm waves wash deliciously over settling feet;surveying my horizons I am a beachcomber: orange, magenta, ivory spheresgrown knobbed and spiked over the years;momentary dream of tired totyelling their dream at parent hot,who chucks what’s due into honesty pot; translucent, tempting to touchno longer deadly – well, not much;once predator…

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Art in the time of lockdown #13

With restrictions easing, this may be the final ‘Lockdown’ post. No matter. For me 13 is not a bad omen. Even as a child I quite liked the number. For Number 13 I had something in mind that was just for a bit of fun. Sheep in Welsh Storm Inspiration: Henri Rousseau: Tiger in Tropical…

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Art in the time of lockdown #11

I was absolutely thrilled that the image I created for my Art in lockdown #10 was selected by the BBC as one of their ‘In Pictures’ images on the theme of Self-portrait. Another self-portrait I worked on at the time was on the theme of reflections. Endless perspectives – limited possibilities Lockdown is providing a…

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