I had a really lovely moment during the Easter weekend, where I was able to visit my parents and sit in their garden.
I collected some spring time blooms from their garden and sat at the garden table with my sketchbook, in the sun and drew them - just like old times.
It made me remember just how much I love to do this - see something, collect it (where possible) and sit and study it with my pen and paints.
I stood in the lane and grinned last week. I had spotted my first sycamore leaf of the year. In the hedgerow was a great display of sycamore buds through to opened new leaves and flowers. Here are some photographs of some of the stages. Although it was sunny which was encouraging the leaves to open,