Monday, 25 April 2011

Easter Holidays



Haven't we had amazing weather these easter Holidays?
I've been out and about nearly every day and spent lazy warm days sat in the garden with my sketchbook.


This isn't my garden by the way, it's at Barrington Court in Somerset. Orchards look so pretty this time of year don't they?


Look at this tree! There's not a lot of it left but it still struggles on despite all odds!


Twisty branches in the cow shed.


And a lovely big beautiful tree spreading and reaching up to the sky.







Some welcome splashy water on this hot day.


Is it me or does this statue look as though he's flamenco dancing?

Home again.


16 comments:

Karen said...

Lovely pictures Jessie including your beautiful illustrations. I especially love the second one.
I agree, that statue does look as if he's doing the flamenco. Back to school here tommorow for mine and then another extra little holiday with the wedding etc. Lets hope the waether lasts. :) x

Dyche Designs said...

Beautiful images, I especially love that last illustration.

Nicola said...

Beautiful photos Jessie it looks like a lovely place! So glad you guys are getting some beautiful weather! Loved your illustrations too especially the last one sooo sweet :0)

Jessie said...

Thanks Karen, we only have one day of school this week and my youNgest's birthday is today so I'm still in 'holiday mode'!

Thanks Kathryn! :)

Thanks Nicola,yes we've had an unbelievably warm April this year!

Julia Guthrie said...

Beautiful photos & illustrations!
It's been a fantastic spring so far & I for one am very grateful for it :)

Jessie said...

Thanks Julia, we've been very lucky haven't we? :)

April Jarocka said...

Wow...beautiful illustrations and such fabulous inspiration. I really love trees....do you ever see anything else in your illos? Any symbolism that just creeps in??

Jessie said...

Oooo April NOW you're asking! I quite often don't see anything in it until long after I've made the drawings. These were quite unconsciously done...do YOU see anything? Do tell! :)

Diane said...

Did you walk into a real live fairytale??!! How beautiful! and love your lovely artwork too!

busybusybeejay said...

Love your photos.is the illustration with the owl in it in your etsy shop?I love anything with owls(and cats)

Jessie said...

Thanks Diane, yes I believe I did! ;)

Hi Barbara, thankyou :) I don't have this particular picture in my Etsy shop but I do have an original watercolour with a cat if you'd like to pop over to my shop. There's a link at the top of the left hand sidebar of this blog, just click on the pictures. :)

Vita said...

I absolutely love your latest pieces!!! So lively and full of spring!

Joan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous post! So full os spring and life. Thank you.

Jessie said...

Thankyou Vita and Joan :) I need some energy today, mybe I used it all up in my sketchbook?! ;)

Wiccan Witch said...

happy belated Easter to you, all your cats are adorable! ^_^

kisses hugs ♥

Zorana said...

What a feast - all the beautiful photos and your art. I love the trees... so much strength in them. And I completely adore the last illustration in this post - I could look at it for hours. Amazing!