The last 6 squares of this month - a sketch of a birch branch, well, if I keep practicing...!, a bright color wrapped bit of dowel I was going to throw away, more slow cloth, the colors of Easter bits of rubbish I found at work in the supermarket, & corrugated cardboard food packaging from work (it does have advantages being there as I do love corrugated cardboard!)
I could "see blue sky thru the tears in my eyes" this morning, lovely. It got me out into the garden to fill in a trench helpfully dug by the youngest with lovingly mixed bought compost, homemade compost, loam from keeping turfs from stripping the beds of grass & a bag of 6m old weeds, composted down back to earth. Wonderful stuff, nothing goes to waste here - the neighbors call me the Compost Queen & others a 'shite hawk! Even tho we (well, great builders) built this house 9 years ago in the middle of a 1/4 acre field it's taken a while to dig over the flower/veg beds. & there's no point in putting in a plant bigger than 18" because of the wind. We're doing it slowly but surley. The shelterl belt, willow, native broadleaf( & I had to have a Eucalyptus), is doing well, so now we're starting to plant more inside it. I've learnt so much from this damp & exposed garden, right plant right place etc, well, in theory. My first garden in Buckinghamshire was the complete opposite. I've got to sort out the greenhouse & get some seeds going, I'm a little late but hopefully things will catch up if I get on with it!
My lovely little daffs are finally out. I plan to have the place covered in them one day. The taller ones are on their way, but they blow over too easily up here, so I won't plant any more of those.
This rather gloomy pic shows how low the snow is, down to about 1,000 feet, but nothing round us.
I got one fool today, the youngest got up to see the whale in the bay; I love it! Well, he 'gets' me loads of times, pay back time :) We've had otters, seals, dolphins & porpoise in the bay so it wasn't impossible that a Minkey whale or basking shark might have swum in from the Sound.