February Dawn

On day 271 of 365 Days Wild I rose before dawn for what promised to be a beautiful morning down in the meadow and by the pond. … More February Dawn

Crocuses

On day 269 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time drawing the crocuses that are currently in bloom in the garden. My first picture was the black and white ink drawing view of the flowers from above. This is the main style of illustration that I’m intending to use in my poetry compilation. Some … More Crocuses

Denied Impetus

as days tread steadily on in uneasy repetition of denied impetus; when the urge to move, to get up and go, builds with the warmth of the strengthening sun; as a longing to explore new places, to tread new ground, to see new faces, grows * the time will come soon * for now, plant … More Denied Impetus

Flowers in Snow

as chill days bury hopes of self expression beneath drifting snowflakes and icicle sharp winds slice deep, raking with claws of unavoidable hardship, then inner strength blooms with the deceptive fragility of snowdrops, for a beautiful soul can still flourish even in the bitter grip of adversity The sight of flowers in the snow is … More Flowers in Snow

Snowdrops

On day 246 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time drawing snowdrops. It was cold and wet outside, so it was a perfect time to celebrate the approach of Spring through a bit of art work. I first completed two pencil sketches, using the two snowdrop photographs from day 245 as a guide. I … More Snowdrops

Icicle Claws

hooked claws tear at icy constraints, captive souls, eager for freedom, awaiting warmer days sure to come Day 237 of 365 Days Wild was cold and frosty, but sadly lacking in the snow that seemed to fall everywhere except our little corner of Nottinghamshire. There were a few wonderful little baby icicles trying to grow … More Icicle Claws