It really feels like Autumn is here now with the turning of the leaves and the shorter days. It is rather a wild and damp day today with not a lot of light. I'm glad I picked the last of the apples yesterday as I don't think they would have remained on the trees today.
I have started drawing and painting again after a break of about 20 months. I am so very out of practice, I think I have forgotten how to! To encourage me I have joined in with a group I have taken part in before, this time 'Every Day in October' and there is a theme for each day.
Today's theme was an owl.
Very rough! This was copied from a photo I took in March of a Morepork on my Mum and Dad's property in New Zealand.
I hope I improve as I did better than this when I first started drawing and painting back in January 2014!
My first piece of art work - watercolour pencils, January 2014.
I have also joined in with a Photo a Day for the month of October. This isn't difficult for me as I do take photos pretty much everyday but I am going to try and really think about what I want to take a photo of for each day. Today I chose a dahlia - there are a few still bravely flowering in the garden, but probably not for much longer.
In the garden:
Our Maple tree is still looking very green
But if you look closely, up the top the leaves are starting to turn.
Whereas outside our property the Oak tree just down the road is losing leaves at an alarming rate and there is more brown that green left.
My front garden needs some work, I just need it to dry up a bit, it has been so wet lately. Another of the brave dahlias still putting on a show.
I'm having rather a slow day today. I seem to have developed a pain in my lower back/left hip area. I have had it before but it went, however it has flared up since my trip into London on Thursday. Will I ever have a pain free day I wonder?