Thursday, 29 November 2007

One month later

Looking back at November, I realise I have spent quite a lot of time at Blashford Lakes nature reserve. This place is a real gem, it's so easy to while away an afternoon there. Five hides in various habitats, pleasant walks through trees, around lakes etc. It has so much to offer I can see us returning many times more. I have seen my first great spotted woodpecker and my first jay. Getting really close to some of the woodland birds is a real treat. Some pics for you later.

On the art front, I am still no closer to doing any work on my little robin, he lies folorn, no doubt gathering dust, on my drawing board. He was going to be this years Christmas card but too late now - maybe next year. Of late I find I am torn between photography and drawing, although I can't draw at present because I need a daylight lamp, I also haven't the inclination. Maybe I'm just choosing the wrong subjects and should stick to drawing dogs.


Anonymous said...

Super photos as always Karen,miss seeing some of your art though.I think photograpy and art do go hand in hand, but it would be hard to choose between the two,I imagine its about finding the balance. I am sure you will get some inspiration soon, all those super pics you have taken, must one be one there that might inspire you ?

Jan said...

Welcome back Karen, I'd all but given up on you doing your blog again, but it was worth the wait, really lovely photos. My little Bouncer will wait until you are ready to paint him I'm sure. ;) (Speaking of which, he sadly doesn't seem to be around any more, he went AWOL most of the summer though, and then made a brief return, but I think he's been chased out of his territory by a new one) Hope he is okay though.

Mary said...

Blashford is another little gem hopefully we will spend many more hours there.