Snow and No School

Friday Afternoon, Snow and No School. The watercolour painting shows a park on slope in the snow and people out playing, talking and sledging. January 2021

Despite the ongoing difficulties, people of various ages have
been out enjoying the snow.
Or in my case, watching people of various ages enjoying the snow…
This was last Friday afternoon, in Chapel Allerton Park, LS7.
And it was a beautiful day.

 

 

Still Life with Witch Hazel

Still Life with Witch Hazel IV - watercolour painting by Jo Dunn Still Life with Witch Hazel III - watercolour painting by Jo DunnNew paintings for a new year…
Witch hazel is said to have various healing properties – something
we could all do with right now.

 

 

After Mystic Nativity

After Mystic Nativity, Botticelli 1500 - painting by Jo Dunn, 2020, to celebrate this Christmas, after a really bad coronavirus yearAfter ‘Mystic Nativity‘, a painting from 1500 by Sandro Botticelli.
The Mystic Nativity is said to depict the end of the world, even though the main theme is one of peace. Happy Christmas, one and all. 

Mystic Nativity - a painting by Sandro Botticelli, from 1500AD

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.

 

 

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