My first ever redpoll!
What a view, and a what a truly stunning little bird.
I am reviving my regular sketchbook practice. Once a week minimum is my aim. This is not the best photo, I’m afraid, but the light has turned against me.
Truly a master of camouflage. Managed to snap this shot before the bittern skulked deeper into the reeds.
After a tip off, I decided to go on an unfamiliar riverside walk. Fifteen minutes in and there was a flash of blue. My son and I followed it to find a kingfisher perched on a delicate branch. We watched it for a few minutes and then off it flew.
Absolutely delighted to get such a good view and managing to snap a photo was icing on the cake.
Quick sketch to remind myself I can still draw. Really trying to be disciplined and finish editing my novel before attempting any more big art projects.
It’s been too long since I’ve seen dolphins, with a bit of luck hopefully that will change in the summer!
I asked permission to use one of The Foraging Photographer’s beautiful photos months ago (thank you!) and decided it was high time I took up the challenge. You can find more inspiring photos here.
It’s been far too long since I drew something that I could start and finish within a few hours.
It has been so long since it’s been properly cold in December in London but within the last week we’ve had ice, frozen ponds and actual snow. Yesterday, I found real icicles!
It may be challenging but I love the cold.