Saturday, 25 March 2017

A beautiful day in the Forest of Bowland

We went for a walk around Stocks reservoir and then up to Cross o Greets.We could hear lots of male toads croaking for females and some females with males clinging to their backs were heading for the water. I had some dried up honey in the cupboard and put it out for early flying Queen bumblebees and wasps, this one seems to have the same approach as I have with cake - in with the face and begin.

Toads are gathering to spawn up at Stocks Reservoir

Fantastic views - Cross o Greets

Fields are filling up with lambs

The day ended with a lovely sunset

I bet the honey tasted good after hibernating all winter

and someones creaky old bones probably feel a lot better.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Fabulous Freddie

Just finished a portrait of a really sweet natured black labrador which I hope I've captured in this portrait - and his odd coloured eyes.

Early Bumblebee

First Bumblebee of the year. Early bumblebee frantically collecting pollen in the sunshine in Slaidburn.