These scribbles are what I do when I get up too early and do not feel like going back to bed - I sit and doodle and paint, or do a bit of stitching, or plan lots of projects in my head (which unfortunately never reach fruition!). Anyway, it is quiet, peaceful ME time.
We do have lots and lots of goldfinches in the garden most of the time, but they get beaten up by the greenfinches who take precedence on the feeders.
During the snow we have also had a couple of juvenile looking
Redwings (now decided they were Fieldfares) eating some windfall apples, plus we had a Great Spotted Woodpecker pay a visit this past week, which has to be a first I think.
The other sketch is from a photograph I kept out of a Saturday magazine. I love the texture of lathe and plaster and thought I might do something with the detail from the image.
We have had our fair share of snow this past week too and I meant to go out and about and take some photographs .... but afraid I never got round to it. A shame as a local Ledbury based sculptor (Ed Elliott) produced some large angels made of snow in Malvern.