Still Campaigning for the Wood

A field landscape

I am still here, but spending quite a few spoons trying defend this beautiful place. Now facing being enveloped by 1,100+ dwellings. With a 'relief road' due (contradiction in terms) which leaves an active Badger Sett exposed. Trying to gain any reassurance that they will be safely relocated in a timely fashion is impossible. I … Continue reading Still Campaigning for the Wood

Doodles in Nature

More Doodling has been going on here a pace. As spring progresses slowly through unseasonably cold weather. I often wonder if it's because of fewer planes making flights. Yes, OK, a naive hope of climate change reversal. I certainly don't mind not being woken at 5am by a noisy longhaul preparing for descent into the … Continue reading Doodles in Nature

Being a Wildlife Activist When You Have a Chronic Illness

You may have seen from my recent post Ode to a field, that I have been trying to defend a Skylark and its habitat. They have been seasonally nesting in the field behind our home for decades. For how much longer remains to be seen. The excavator has been busy at the back fence Just … Continue reading Being a Wildlife Activist When You Have a Chronic Illness

Landscapes And Water

A doodle of a glacial mountain with greenery. By hopeadoodledo

I am so enjoying doodling. You noticed! Hehehe! It's just so relaxing. A great way to unwind and distract the mind. Ooh that rhymes. I had tried to emulate some styles I have seen on Instagram and admire, which are very much shades off mocca, neutrals and pinks. But after drawing our goldfish, you can … Continue reading Landscapes And Water

A Snapshot of Recent Weeks – Take Two

A candle arch

The past few weeks seem to have passed by in a blur. Some far more difficult than others and filled with great sorrow. But still interspersed with beauty, happiness and cheer. Here's a snapshot of them. You may have seen this post (unfinished) for a millisecond very recently. Those pesky shortcut buttons doing their thing … Continue reading A Snapshot of Recent Weeks – Take Two

More Experiments in Drawing Glass

A doodle of a goldfish bowl. By hopeadoodledo

Helloooooo from doodle Central. Brought to you by PicsArt Color I am still on the glass doodling venture. I'm not sure why, it's just so appealing. So I have done a little more. A glass bowl So, the glass bowl. It does look like the top rim has been dipped in snow, sugar or salt. … Continue reading More Experiments in Drawing Glass