Catching a Pike

A fishing memory… from 1972, summer holiday on Lake Windermere.
It bent the rod double – nobody thought I could hold it…
Woke up recently with this in my head.
I asked dad about it, and he sent me the slide below…

We gave the pike to the girls on the next boat,
and they cooked it for their tea.

 

 

Rainbows – Thank You NHS!

East Breary Farm 27-05-2020 Jo Dunn

This is on the back road to Otley.
One of the millions of rainbows that have appeared in recent months.
The 8pm clapping finished last week – but we are still thankful –
Thank you NHS and thank you NHS workers.
And thanks to the artists at East Breary Farm too…

 

 

Hospital Team – Thank You NHS!

Hospital Team - Thank You NHS - watercolour painting by Jo Dunn 2020

The National Health Service was set up in 1948 to provide medical care free
at point-of-need to all Britons, regardless of wealth.
The instigator of the NHS was Welsh Labour Party MP, Aneurin Bevan, the son of a coal miner. He left school at 13 and worked as a miner during his teens where he became involved in local union politics.

Nye Bevan

Nye Bevan

Thank you Nye and thank you NHS!

 

 

Plague of Locusts

Jo Dunn - Plague of Locusts 1Locusts like damp conditions to lay eggs. Heavier rain than usual has caused a boom in the locust population. The swarms are devastating crops across East Africa and the Middle East, threatening the food supplies and livelihoods of millions of people.

Jo Dunn - Plague of Locusts 2Use of pesticides is the only way of controlling the locust outbreak, but current flight restrictions due to coronavirus are impeding supplies to the region.

Jo Dunn - Plague of Locusts 3

 

 

 

House Portrait #58

House Portrait #58 i - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020 House Portrait #58 ii - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020A recent commission was to draw this house in Chapel Allerton, Leeds.
It was built 200 years ago, in 1820 – the same year that Anne Brontë was born and HMS Beagle first launched.

Anne Bronte - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020

Anne Brontë

HMS Beagle - pencil drawing by Jo Dunn 2020

HMS Beagle in the Strait of Magellan

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