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

Click here to find out more about my House Portraits.

 

 

Australia Burning

Australian bushfires in NSWAustralian bushfires in NSW

Australian bushfires in New South Wales. How long before it’s Wales, UK? When will business giants, fuel companies and world leaders do the right thing?