Yesterday we took the opportunity to take a walk in Paradise. We could have taken the bus but chose to drive there and park next to the golf course, buses to Paradise are limited.We then wandered through it’s burgeoning green valley and hillsides, next to bubbling streams but not before we noticed the Porche where the owner seems to have left us in no doubt who’s driving.
So here in Cheltenham at 9-30 this morning it went darker, not much darker than normal, and then it went light again. Very light. So I took advantage of a it and went for a walk with ‘she with the map’. A new booklet came through the door with walks in the area and we tested one out: Sheepscombe
Brilliant sunny afternoon and we came across this, which is supposed to be the most beautiful cricket field in England. It’s in Sheepscombe in Gloucestershire and has just the most stunning views across the valley. Laurie Lee, the famous poet and writer apparently used to play here and had a hand in preserving it as a cricket field ad infinitum. The gorse was beginning to open and the birds were in abundance enjoying a warm afternoon. What could be better, perhaps a half pint of bitter before a return to urban life, if it can be called that in leafy Cheltenham. Sadly the pub was shut, and activity around the area was just mums collecting children from the local village school.
Drawing cartoons is best done on days when it’s cold and rainy outside, an afternoon like this afternoon is best used for getting out and feeling the sun on your back and looking at the birds and the trees.
Bike in the recent snow. The word juxtaposition is a favourite of artists worldwide, but I’m not going to use it here, and favourite has got a ‘u’ in it here.