Sunday, February 19, 2006

Another visit to Gloucestershire

On Friday we visited Painswick Rococo Gardens: the day was beautiful, the gardens are renowned for their displays of snowdrops and they have a maze, so it seemed like the perfect occasion to go.

The gardens are situated in a steep-sided valley so I left the others to explore the terrain while I found a bench to park myself upon, to sketch and to absorb the views and fresh air. Here's the result:

Unfortunately, the battery in my camera failed so I couldn't photograph there, but it was very enjoyable to really study how a snowdrop is put together. There were also some vivid pink cyclamen holding up their little heads above their silver-marbled dark green leaves. I love being able to see the shape of trees without their leaves, and there were plenty for me to enjoy silhouetted against the blue and white-wisped sky.


MargaretR said...

I like to see people's sketches Sue and those are lovely and delicate.

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Welcome to blogland, Sue, the flowers are certainly lovely at the moment as are your sketches.