Every season provides a fresh colour for the artist. We're now in the vibrant rhododendron and azalea stage with bluebells along the path. The depth of hue is magnificent and on a sunny morning this plant beside the front door of the rectory is a sheer joy to the eyes.
The morning walk was filled with colour in every garden on the way, and there were even more magnificent rhododendron bushes in the park. It is hard to imagine that these shrubs were introduced only in the eighteenth century.
The dog waits patiently behind the door while photographs are taken in the garden - not fully understanding why he can't come out to play as well. Some instinct lets him know that "Day Off" usually means a lot more time for walks and play. And when the sun is shining the incentive to be out is certainly higher!