Better wear your wellies and bring an umbrella as there is a heavy mist cloaking the path today. But we won't let a little wet stop us now will we?
Now just hang on a sec as I get this old barbed wire fence opened. There was a time I would have just climbed through it but i'm not quite as agile as I used to be now that i'm a woman of a certain age. And please be careful where you step as the little snails packing their homes upon their backs love to come out during these damp days.
If you look to the right you will see that the lavender is beginning to bloom, I can never resist picking a piece and rubbing it between my fingers releasing the soothing aroma of lavender, can you? As we meander along the path we will pass yellow yarrow, blooming heather in soft mauve's and blues, also some soft blue wild flags/irises. These smaller irises aren't quite as large as the showy domestic variety but their delicate beauty suits this natural landscape.
Watch out for the black berry brambles, those sneaky vines like to reach out and snag at your clothing. It won't be long now before we will be gorging on sweet juicy berries. I like to pick extra to put in the freezer so that in the middle of winter I can pull some out and take a quick step back into summer with this delicious recipe for Black Berry Scones
Well it's time to get back to slinging paint, thank you for stepping into my painting with me! Next week we will be going back to the ocean with a visit to Starfish Rock
24" X 24" acrylic on canvas