|I'm never happier than when painting birds (especially brids of prey). |
So when a customer asked for a Merlin on her soundboard I was delighted to oblige!
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Monday, 4 February 2013
|Here is the scene today (perhaps you can just see the roof of our workshop left of the nearest Oak).|
Even though the snow has now melted, we are still very much in Winter and Spring is a way off yet.
|Although I said that I liked the rounded wings of the Spring Usher, I was very pleased to see the pointed |
wing-corners of this moth which helped me identify it as a Dark Chestnut (rather than the commoner Chestnut Moth).
|Lunch-time today I was also keen to see if I could find any flowers and I was rewarded with three types.|
No.1 The humble, but no less lovely Daisy.
|No.2 Hazel flowers. These trees have male and female flowers - |
the catkins are the male flowers, I couldn't yet see any of the tiny female flowers.
|They start to produce their flowers even before the leaves appear.|
|Every year is different. This time last year this pond was virtually dry|
but today it is overflowing!
|Last but not least my flower no.3 The Primrose or 'prima rosa' - the first rose. |
Roll on Spring and many more flowers and moths of course!
Posted by Jerry at 17:25