Secret letter 22 March

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Secret letter March 19

Envelope 2.blogSpring morning, Hisley wood, water slithering under trees then tossed over stones, singing along its committed path to the sea. Birds echoing their ancestors in urgent chorus interrupted by the occasional drumming of Woodpeckers. Astonishing to meet someone walking with ears plugged in to some alien music  - makes me realise how removed from nature we are becoming.

Arriving at the clearing I am once again surprised by how unprepared I am for the intensely luminous yellow of the wild daffodils that carpet that place. Their gleaming phosphorescence sparkles over the grass, dazzling after the drab of winter.

I look again at my secret summer swimming place. The river is deep there now and rather dark and uninviting. Hard to imaging the joy of it last summer, but it will come again in due course.


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Another painting trip to Pembrokeshire

1243Wild weather, strong winds and rain.  Pale greenish sea and brown umber hills forced back by a turbulent stream.   Other paintings looking into the valley at Solva.



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8 January

Hazel catkins….. a cheerful sign of the waiting spring.


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7 January

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.



6 January

Walking in the soft Devon mizzle, as I did today, I was thinking about the benefits to the skin of all that moisture.   It costs nothing, is very effective and I am surprised no one has thought of marketing it.



5 January

The red sun


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4 January

Today was a dark day.


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