3/18/2018

Not Quite Spring!


As you will already know, those of us living in these parts of Britain have been in the grip of the most cruel and bitterly cold easterly winds. These have brought snow and chaos and I wish they would go back to where they came from. Having said that, if you are wrapped up against the cold, there has been much beauty to behold in frozen icicles and pure white drifts of snow. I think we feel so bitter about it is because it really ought to be spring! A time to rejoice in the "springtime, the only pretty ring time, where birds do sing hey ding a ling ling...., "
ah well, you get my drift?




Victoria magazine has been focusing on Wordsworth and his daffodils and I have had the great pleasure in supplying some of my artwork.





The botanical study in watercolour of daffodils is available as a print in my Etsy shop should you wish visit please follow this link to Acornmoon on Etsy

Until this snow takes its leave I wish you farewell. If you are visiting from colder climates I am sure you will be laughing at our feeble attempts to cope with what to you may seem a mere dusting of snow. Who was it who said "there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes"?




13 comments:

  1. But you will be drawing even while the weather is cold?

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  2. I certainly will, but not outside!

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  3. Nice to see a blog post from you Valerie . As to who said there was no such thing as bad weather etc. I think
    it was Wainwright who wrote the walking
    books about the Lakes.

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    1. Thanks for that, Wainwright must have encountered all kinds of weather conditions on his famous walks.

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  4. Today is officially Spring, but it's still way too chilly outside. Beautiful illustrations of daffodils, surely Spring cannot be far away?

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  5. Hello Deborah and thank you for visiting. Today we have a slight hint of spring sunshine, enough to keep our spirits high.

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  6. Lovely flower pieces. Makes me smile that they are published. Wishing you a lovely calm spring.

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    1. Thanks so much Tammie, wishing you the same. x

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  7. Wishing you warmth and the gifts of spring!

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  8. Hi Christy, how lovely to hear from you again! Thank you and the same to you. x

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    1. So nice to see you again too. Have a lot of catching up to do. Have a lovely day! :)

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  9. It was certainly an Irishman or a Brit who coined that phrase! I heard it many times from a few old timers while visiting Ireland! Daffs are such cheery harbingers of spring and so tough too!! Lovely work as always Val. xo

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    1. Hi Kerry, we have certainly needed a plentiful supply of warm woollies! Today the birds are chirping and the snow has gone so fingers crossed! Thanks for visiting Kerry. x

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