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Hi with a bank holiday this week and things opening up a bit , everywhere is getting busier. I have also seen friends I haven't seen for a while. I love to walk and being in Devon we are lucky to have 2 coastlines we can get to. On Sunday morning we woke up to blue skies and headed North....wow, it was stunning    The next day on my daily walk , I noticed the cow parsley was beginning to do it's thing, I have a 'thing' for cow parsley so I was ridiculously excited. Finally a trip on Tuesday...

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Thursday's seem to come around every seven days with complete regularity, and I think to myself what on earth shall I blog about this week....I ponder on different subjects until my mind settles on one.  It does feel like we are all slowly unfurling out of our long winter isolation like the ferns  that are appearing in my hedgerows. Life is also getting busier, we can meet again, and even enjoy a drink in a pub garden  I have spoken before about the joy I find in the countryside, we have enjoyed walks further a field than our little village...

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Here in Devon, in fact I think most of the UK has had some lovely Spring sunshine, enabling us to get out and about , watch the earth begin really getting into it's Spring. Bees are buzzing everywhere, we headed for Rosemoor the RHS garden near us to take in the Spring flowers. There was a whole new garden to wonder at, and bees were buzzing all over the place. My mum was down for a few days and it has been a while since we could all be together so shades on and a wander around the garden was...

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Phew! I am so relieved, every year for the past 6 years  I have entered the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition, and every time ,near shortlisting day I get very tetchy . Why do it ?  I live in a little bubble here in beautiful Devon and I have said before that it informs my work, a walk up my lane with the hedgerows brimming with life, bees buzzing, and  floral displays that could challenge for a gold medal at Chelsea. I also have a such a great following , the feedback I get from everyone on Facebook...

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Here in the Uk we are blessed with so many kinds of weather probably the reason we are obsessed with it. However I thank my lucky stars we were blessed with some sunshine over Easter so we could meet up with family in the garden. Everyday I go my morning walk and look up at the skies with artistic interest  No 2 days are ever the same. So I wander around with my head in the clouds , or marvelling at the view, wondering how on earth would I paint that?   A week or 2 ago we discussed trees ,...

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