Garden in Bloom

On day 361 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time in the garden, enjoying the late afternoon light on the flowers. The Aquilegia, Alliums, and Irises are the current stars of the show. How have you connected with nature recently?

Spring Flourish

On day 303 of 365 Days Wild I wandered down to the Nature Project to see what new flowers, encouraged by the warm Spring sunlight, were appearing in the meadow. I was not disappointed. The first things I spotted were the cowslips. These are popping up all around the meadow. A few years ago there … More Spring Flourish

Violet Divide

On day 296 of 365 Days Wild I spent some time trying to identify the violets that are growing on the bank beside the lane in the village. There have been some dark purple ones there for a while now, but this time while I was out I spotted a few patches of some paler … More Violet Divide

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

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