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Today’s Postcard: Wild flowers in November
At 07:22hrs I was mean to my dog. In an attempt to lure Watson away from a dead something that had caught his nose (and that he was possibly about to anoint himself with) I hissed "squirlzzz“ at him. It worked. He launched himself into the woods like Apollo after Daphne or a 12 yr old after chips. For the next ten minutes I caught the occasional distant hint of his existence (leaves in the air, dry twigs snapping, rabbits pointing and laughing) and then finally he turned up, sat on my foot, stared at the snack pocket and tacitly announced that we may now continue, all squirrels had been dispersed. By which time CJ had joined us so our brief moment of decorum was lost.
This is a bank near Wisemans Bridge and the Squirrel Steps, full of spring flowers in November.
Paint: (on the soft yellow Colby Bank homemade earth paint): skies of Naples Yellow and Light Pink, both tinted with Titanium White; sea of Cobalt and Kings Blue Pale; beach of Permanent Mauve (tinted) and Naples Yellow, touch of Flesh Tint; grasses of Hookers and Cadmium Pale greens, touch of Blu Turchese; flowers: Pink and Red Campions with Light Pink and a dash of Flesh Tint; umbelliferous flowers (wild parsley maybe?) used a Kings Blue Pale and P.Mauve mix, dash of white on top. Land the same as the umbels.
Brush: Size 2 filbert, and a Size 00 round pointy (white nylon).
Hope you like the painting.
Jay: acorn addict, dog mocker;
Long tailed tits: perennial first years, like fluffy conkers;
Watson Jones: our 3yr old Cairn terrier; pickpocket, air raid warden; sofa-thief;
CJ: my in-laws‘ 10 month old Collie, whirligig, Watson-botherer, Led Zep roadie.