I went to see my Mum up in Cheshire a few days ago, she still lives in the same house that I grew up in and there are lots of fond memories. On this visit I saw that the jackdaws were back, their noisy raucous calls and then their comical walking on the roof and chimney pots. My previous camera never got close to them but on this occasion a much better result.
On getting back home I did this ink drawing of him/her. I was reasonably pleased with the result, but alas my husband is in shock! I managed to do some art.
My mums garden is wonderful and during the summer you can always find some passionflowers, they are so wonderfully delicate looking and the colours.
New this year were the foxgloves I wanted to bring them home.
While I was there my Mum showed me a cardigan she had just finished. The knitting yarn was lovely and she then told me she had bought it about 45 years ago and had never used it. So of course I had to take a picture of this old ball of yarn.
As always Barney was a delight to be with, he is so adorable posing with one of his gnome friends.