Peter Martin writes:
"Beware! Warm weather has encouraged caterpillars of the Oak Processionary moth to emerge from their eggs. Each caterpillar has around 63,000 hairs, some of which can be blown in clouds by the wind, causing serious irritation to the eyes, lungs and skin. In some circumstances, they could even kill by triggering asthmatic attacks and severe allergic reactions.
I have been struggling with a piece of artwork. I won’t show you now, but will quite soon. There was a missing element, and I was really getting frustrated.
I showed it to my lovely elder grand-daughter. She instantly knew why I was struggling.
But better than that! She gave it some thought and consideration and
CAME UP WITH THE ANSWER!
What a gem! THANK YOU.
need to let the world know my new email address…..
I may or may not be back later. Today is the day that our recently very flaky internet supply changes to another company. Will it make a difference? I certainly hope so.
You might see me later…….
An eclectic mix ‘From Above’, the subject for the current Weekly Photo Challenge. Some of these were taken with the old camera shortly before it expired, and the others with the brand spanking new one. Can you see a difference? I can! It must have been ‘going’ long before I realised.
Lots more entries and full details are here, and a few links below.
I have refrained from posting my work for sale on this site, not sure if that is a good or a bad thing, but at least this opening statement will warn those of you that think it is bad! I’m excited to share two new links. Meta from greeninthemiddle, also curates an online gallery. She has invited me to be part of this and today my first two items are listed.
I’ve also started a sort of ‘Mini Gallery‘ on Etsy. The work that I’m listing here is a collection of some of the Colour Studies that I make when I begin a new artwork. You have seen some of them before (here’s one), and at a later date I’ll probably be listing some of those. Frankly, though, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all that I want!
Posts have been erratic partly because the internet still isn’t sorted, partly because my camera had somehow acquired a very nasty scratch on the lens. The latter has now been solved with a new purchase and the former should be resolved within the next seven days. Sadly family problems are still uppermost in my mind and they, of course, must take priority.
Oh, the joys of the internet! At least the sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day.
The last day of April
Last year on this date we were almost one whole month into ‘drought’, and it hadn’t stopped raining for 25 days. Over the last 12 months we have seen a lot of rain for days on end but recently the sun has been shining, as, in fact it is now.
Always the pessimist, though, and presumably worried about unexpected hurricanes and storms, the weather forecaster announced last night that May is expected to be the hottest on record and that we could soon return to drought. So those of you from other parts of the world who imagine that there is only ever rain in the UK (I know who you are ) please note that the only thing that is constant about our weather is that we have some!