Kedlestone Hall is an eighteenth century mansion set in extensive parkland. Just the spot for a wandering figure to explore….



Just caught the Antony Gormley exhibition at Kettles Yard.     The house is wonderful. It was once the home of Jim and Helen Ede. Jim was a curator at The Tate Gallery.  He left a carefully positioned collection of artworks alongside furniture, glass, ceramics and natural objects, with the aim of creating a harmonic whole.


“Thanks to his friendships with artists and other like-minded people, over the years he gathered a remarkable collection, including paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, David Jones and Joan Miro, as well as sculptures by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.”


Beautiful Nymphaea to catch the eye in the Waterlily House at Kew.



Only less than 24 hours to paint this vibrant plant., the day lily. Time enough – just!

Day Lily

The new nature reserve in N17 is a great place for sketching. This island in the reservoir – a heronry – was eye-catching.


Mophead and lace-cap hydrangeas can change colour according to the soil they’re in and how they are watered. This one started out as blue but there’s so little rain about at present that it’s now in the pink.


They’re back. Colourful and edible. Now a firm favourite:


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