No photos yet, I’m afraid – my camera is still away being repaired…
We were away in Minehead at a church weekend over Easter and the weather was glorious! On Monday I went walking along a bit of the South West Coastal Path and wished my camera was with me. About a mile out of Minehead you get to the edge of the Exmoor National Park and walk through a forested area where I saw a pheasant and a wren… well, I heard the wren first, having listened to one in my garden a week or two ago and connected the voice with the bird! So I knew what to look for when I heard its chirruping sound. Here’s one on this BBC page if you want to listen!
Then I got out on to the moors along the coast - click the link to see a typical photo of the area.
There is a wonderful sculpture which marks the start of the path, which actually goes all round the south west coast, through Devon and Cornwall right around the ‘foot’ of Britain. It is a massive pair of hands holding a map, made of steel. There is a picture of it here .
We got back on Tuesday and yesterday I finally took away all the plastic and newspaper (not to mention bowls and buckets) protecting my studio from a potential attack of the elements (that’ll make it rain all through April and May no doubt!). So now I have my design table back again.
The rust dyeing turned out well and I have another lot using up the rest of the rusty baking tray (just hope it doesn’t rust a hole through it or I’ll have to creep out and buy another one when DH isn’t looking!!). I’ll have a queue of things to photograph by the time my camera returns. We went to Blackwood today up in the valleys and I saw this amazing sculpture of hands and it was all rusty and I was itching to wrap some fabric round it. (The photo in the link doesn’t show the little metal hands all joined together but I could just imagine what a wonderful piece of fabric I’d get from it!).
It is also DS1′s fifteenth birthday so we went out to lunch to celebrate. He had a powerful CD/radio/MP3 player and despite his bedroom being on the top floor, we can hear it down on the ground floor now! Hmmm… teenagers. DS2 will be a teenager at the beginning of May, although he has been practising for it for a while now. The grunts and attitude….
One fun thing I came back to was a Google alert for my name which showed me that BBC Wales had published my photo of the new bridge in Newport (click on number 4)! Exciting…