The camellias are blooming all over Perros-Guirec at the moment and filling our lives with such wonderful colour. These are in my garden on a huge shrub by my entrance so they can be seen and appreciated by all who pass down the lane.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
I love watching and sketching coot. Such busy birds. And if you can see their feet, they are greenish with lobes running down each toe!
More field sketches. This time of a raven, a sleepy Canada goose and a black phoebe chasing a fly.
The narrow lanes around our home are full of colour now with huge clumps of primroses, stitchwort and fumitory, with the celandines and violets just getting started. I love using my Canterbury pottery wine goblet to display them in.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Happy First Day of Spring! Though the temps have dropped (again!) and the skies are grey - the signs of spring are evident in the expanding buds, daffodils and first blooms of the forsythia.
I open my front door and the heavenly scent of Daphne odora wafts from the middle of my front property to my nose -- I swoon!
I clip a piece to sketch - and the scent beautifies my art room!
Monday, March 16, 2015
The beaches on Tenerife are dark grey volcanic sand with large pebbles at the top and along the outcrops into the water. In one area the whole beach was covered in these stacks and I enjoyed watching children running around collecting different sizes to make their own piles. Luckily the tides didn't come far enough up the beach to topple them!
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Here he sits on his second hunting perch, a blacked chuck of wood left over from loggers burning a slash pile. I had time to ink this in the field, but then the little fella flew off to a third hunting perch, but one too far away for us to enjoy.
We got lots of photos of him too. To see some of them go to my blog: