Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tree of Life

Tree of Life, originally uploaded by escher (spring is here).

It's late and it's time to relax so I can only spend a little time recapping my last few weeks and tell you about things I've never seen before...

I saw a bat flying and feeding in broad daylight... Never seen that before...

I saw an Apache Gunship flying only a few feet above the trees in Lancaster... Never seen that before...

I saw a ewe give birth to two lambs... Never seen that before...

Warm sunshine on Easter bank holiday... Never, ever seen that before...

It's really warm and it feels like summer rather than spring.

Although the oak leaves are only just appearing and there are Bluebells, Wood Sorrel and Primroses carpeting the woodland floor everything else feels much farther on. The birds are singing like its mid June and the weeds are growing like they know it is all they have to do.

Finally everything grows and my pallette is enriched once again.

Oh boy, I love the spring. There is nothing quite like it...

Tree of Life, originally uploaded by escher (spring is here).

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Dandelion Sun

Dandelion Sun, originally uploaded by escher (spring is here).

I remember the day, a couple of weeks ago, when I saw the first Dandelions of spring. On a half hour run I saw four and knew within a few days they would be everywhere. I collected all of these in a 100 metre radius and only picked a small proportion of what was there.

They are so bright and ubiquitous that I just have to make something with them at this time of year, despite the fact that it will take weeks now, to remove the stains from my hands.

It is so warm today it feels like mid summer, I don't recollect such balmy temperatures in April. But I do remember early spring colds and I have one now and feel pretty bushed from todays endeavours.

There is already so much life growing everywhere, even though there are hardly any leaves on the trees. When the weather is like this, sunny and warm, you think it'll last forever. But when the rain and wind return, as inevitably they will, I'll remember how damn cold it can be in April and think back to the warmth while I made this Dandelion Sun.

A lemsip and early to bed, with the hope that tomorrow is also a sunshine filled day.

Flux is coming soon...

Dandelion Sun, originally uploaded by escher (spring is here).