Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Getting out and about

I've been getting cabin fever, with the sun shining and birds calling I needed to get outside. I rushed through my chores, grabbed a camera and set off. It was a lot warmer than I thought it was going to be, so rather than going to the beach I headed for the river to find the evidence of Spring. Today wasn't about painting or sketching so much, more of a reconnaissance for future work and a recharging the batteries so I didn't do any sketching just took a few snaps as reminders of where to revisit.  I'm always drawn to the river reflections, there may be a series of drawings based on them in the not too distance future.

Snap shots from my walk photograph medley ©2013Lisa Le Quelenec

I had to include this snap of the black headed gulls. They line up along the bridge waiting for the people who come to feed the ducks. As you walk towards them they size you up for any goodies they might want then as you get too close one by one they drop of the side. They make me think of synchronised swimmers diving into the pool.


Sherrie York said...

Oh, I envy your green. We're still probably six weeks away from the first leaves here... assuming we ever get enough moisture. LOVE the gulls in a row, and the reflected trees.

Silly Little Sheep said...

It is getting a bit warmer here too, I love spring!! Even work goes better when it is sunny outside!

eM said...

Beautiful photos Lisa! I love the water reflections and spring mood. Thanks for sharing. I am yearning to go out with my camera to see nature waking up. I hope I´ll do on weekend. I am looking forward to your work inspired by this photos.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Sherrie, funnily enough I think of you and lino printing when I see the gulls. We've plenty of rain here today if you'd like some ;o)

Hi Veronika, everything is better with sunshine! I hope your dissertation is going well.

I hope you are feeling better Marcela, flu is no joke. Still you will be up and about in no time out in the spring sunshine. Best wishes.

RH Carpenter said...

Lovely photos, I especially like the green reflections on the dark blue-gray water :) Thanks for taking us along on your walk today.

Lisa Le Quelenec said...

Hi Rhonda, you are most welcome. There are some beautiful colours in the reflections at the moment. The small areas of spring green buds are starting to show. It all changes so quickly once it starts.