…a definite favourite. The trees are only just beginning to turn but inside the greenhouses are some wonderful colours.

lilly-seed-pods

Enough sunshine to paint outside still – but even little Nell was feeling the cold. Looks like the Lauderdale House renovation will be finished in time for the exhibition in November.

lauderdale-with-steps

peacock

Hoping to add some smaller pics to this year’s show – probably no more than 8 x 5. Let’s see how it goes….

Now preparing for the annual exhibition. Some likely candidates:

Two local views and two from further afield………

Tee time

A few miles outside Glasgow but set in a landscape of firs, heathers and silver birches the Westerwood Hotel, has a view of its golf course. And there’s the Campsie Fells in the mist.

Golf-course

Next time: the bowling green in the heart of Hampstead…

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‘A small town’ with ‘splendid passes, richly wooded and the highest mountains rising behind’ is how Queen Victoria described Tarbet on the western shores of Loch Lomond. It’s also the starting point for the round trip boats. Stunning how quickly – even in June – the rain can come and go across the loch.

Loch-Lomond

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Met the Glasgow Boys, introduced to the Scottish Colourists, boated on Loch Lomond and enjoyed haggis for breakfast. What treats. Lots of sketches and photos to work from….

Sketch