Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Late Summer Musings.

I have to admit that I have'nt had much time to produce any new sketches recently or at least any worthy of posting! I have a ton of ideas in my head after a recent trip to Norfolk and I am just waiting for an opportunity to get started? This past weekend I was at RSPB Rye Meads reserve helping to celebrate it's 10th birthday along with the wonderful staff and volunteers that make this one of the finest reserves in the Lea valley. I was extremely privileged to meet David Lindo, the urban birder, and take in a walk with him and some of the staff to see some of the birds that had stopped by! Common Snipe, Green Sandpiper and Little Egret and an elusive Garganey? (I missed that one). Suffice to say that David was a perfect gent and fascinating to talk to. I managed to find a photo that someone had taken in the Draper hide (Louise I think?) although you can only see the back of my head? The other photo is of myself and Lynn in front of my display taken by Christine von Hagen. Many thanks for that Christine!

Myself (standing) and David Lindo at Rye Meads.

Lynn and I at my art display. Rye Meads birthday bash 2012.

Here are a few watercolours painted earlier this year from our previous visit to Norfolk.

Purple Sandpiper.


Ringed Plovers.

And something from Dorset! A memorable holiday for all the wrong reasons? I picked up a virus and was quite ill for some time and even now have not fully recovered! The only compensation was finding four pairs of Dartford warblers on the heath in one fever filled afternoon near Wareham! By the end of the week I thought I was going to die?

Dartford Warbler. Wareham, Dorset.