Thursday, June 14, 2012

Difficult to know where to begin!

Last Saturday we spent a lovely day on the beach at Walberswick, Suffolk, with a couple of University friends.    Luckily by this stage it had stopped raining... but it was still fairly brisk, hence the hat... yes, in June!   However, the sun was out and you can actually see the shadows from the grains on sand on my little painting below!

We are now in Scotland, having driven through a rain storm, got rather lost looking for a motel and almost ran out of petrol in Kendal, Cumbria where we were planning on staying the night.  The plan was to visit Levens Hall the next day as I am planning on doing some drypoints of topiary and as you can see below, Levens Hall is famous for it's topiary.   Thankfully, we didn't run out of petrol, but did end up staying in a more expensive place than initially planned!  Running out of petrol was an even more costly option at 10.30 pm!

Anyhow, here are some sights and sketches from our travels.  

Inside of one of the topiary shapes.

Barry at Castlerigg Stone Circle, nr. Keswick
We stopped and painted here before going to visit lovely Julie Dumbarton  in her fabulously spacious studio in Langholm, in the Scottish Borders
Found this lovely field on the way to Lockerbie.

I think that's about enough for this post!  I hope I haven't bored you with all the photos, but the countryside is just so gorgeous at the moment. 


Jennifer Lynn Farrar said...

Thank you for sharing...I feel like I was there with you. The photos are gentle and breathtaking. These images will linger with you for some time I imagine. Sincerely, Jennifer Lynn Farrar

Katherine Kean said...

What a visual treat Lynne - thanks for sharing! And wow, fuel is so expensive - I'm glad we can "ride along" for free.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Thanks Jennifer and Katherine, glad you enjoyed the trip!

Carole Cochrane said...
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Carole Cochrane said...

Hello there, I'm a newbie to reading your blog. Discovered it today and have been reading some of your older posts. Adore the field on the way to Lockerbie.

Lynne E. Windsor said...

Welcome Carole, glad you have joined my blog. I hope you will enjoy future posts. I agree, the field is gorgeous. I hope my painting of it will be gorgeous too!! Dorset is such a beautiful part of the UK. (PS the comment came twice, so deleted one of them)