I love English countryside!

As the weather started to look like the spring (at last!) we went for a little drive in the countryside last Sunday. I love English countryside! The green and brown fields, gentle hills, hedgerows, clean blue skies… A huge pheasant sitting in the plowed field… Bright golden daffodils at the roadside… Clouds of white blossom in the orchards… So beautiful!

We wanted to have a look at a little fishing lake where my husband is going to fish, it is quite small,is  in the middle of nowhere and flooded at the moment 🙂 So we couldn’t really go far.

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There were loads of huge frogs sunbathing at the water edge and when we came closer they all leaped back into water with very loud ‘splash-splash-splash’. It was very funny…

The little lake is all surrounded by dry reeds and a thicket of bramble and on this background a flowering tree looked unexpectedly bright…

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All in all it was a gorgeous day!

 

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Spring is a busy time

Have less spare time now that the real spring is here… While it is still warm and sunny (you never know what to expect from English weather :)) I spend all days in my garden which is getting lovelier every day.

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My gooseberry bush which I thought had died last year but is alive and kicking!

 

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My new little landscape painting “Dead Tree in the Marshes”

Last autumn we were in the marshes not far from where I live. It is always very quiet and deserted there as it is a Nature Reserve for birds, it is hard to believe that 9-million London is a mere 40 miles away… It was nearly evening, the air was crisp and clear and almost all the trees stood bare and sad.

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Size : 10cmx15cm; approx 4″x9″
Medium : Oil
Material : primed panel

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You can see all my works here

The last of the series (for now): Hetalia cushion, France

Finished the fourth cushion cover from the FACE/New Continent Family, America.

The cushions can be grouped together, or be put on your sofa singly – as you wish 🙂

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Hetalia cushion cover – France

 

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As usual, they are in my shop here, together with my other works