Winter is still with us and it has been a very wet and cold one this year, I can’t wait for it to warm up and to have some sun again. You know that spring is just around the corner though as the first spring wild flowers are starting to appear. I love this time of year and my walks in the bush are so exciting as I scan the ground trying to find the first of the orchids to bloom.
It should be a good year for the wild flowers as there has been plenty of rain. For the first time I have spotted a Greenhood orchid, so hard to spot in fact, that when I went back to take another photo, I couldn’t find it again even though it was right beside the path. There are lots of Scented Sundew flowers this year, they are such a big flower for a tiny, little plant.
It has been a long time since I have done a big, coloured pencil, flower drawing and it was lots of fun to do one again. In celebration and in anticipation of this years wild flower season, I have drawn one of last years Chocolate Lilies. I am going to do a series of the local wild flowers, so there will be more to come.
The new puppy is settling in very well and Hannah has decided she really is alright and they play together most of the day. Hannah is going to be a lot fitter than she was, as well as happier to have a little mate. Though it will only be a couple more weeks until she is bigger than Hannah.
We have some more household members and are proud owners of four chickens. We decided on some good old fashioned names for our girls, Madge, Mabel, Violet and Dot. Can’t tell them apart yet but I am sure we will get to know them better soon. I haven’t got a good photo of them yet, but I will be drawing them as well.