Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dove Cottage, Grasmere and a lot of weather

Finished at last.

After a lot of putting in taking out of sheep and a whole lot of weather. As I said in another post, heavy weather and the cozy clicking of windscreen wipers are what I remember most about my childhood day trips to the Lakes. 

Consequently it is a bit of a wet and blustery vision I have snipped of the cottage with Mr W himself watching that flock go by, though they look lively rather than leisurely, I'm afraid.

So here it is again, that inspirational fragment from To Sleep:

A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by,
One after one; the sound of rain, and bees 
Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas,
Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky ...

Far too cold and wet for bees , murmuring or otherwise I think.

As usual the picture above has lost some details, it not being the same proportion as my camera shots and me being a non-cropper (still).

So here is the unadulterated version, adulterated by bits of masking paper round the edges.


  1. Love the stony-grey mood of this. And 3 seeems like a good number for the flock. Nice way with the color blocks in the sky and the stylized twigs/branches. A cool piece.

  2. Thanks Robin - but I am still dithering re the sheep. I am putting it away, out of sight and out of mind for a couple of days. Trouble is with glue you'd better be sure because scratching it off leaves a hell of a mess ...