Apologies for not posting anything yesterday. I had to escort students to Alton Towers, leaving at dawn, returning at Dusk. I’d never been before, and I don’t like rides, but I did have a go on some of the tamer ones (getting soaked on the log flume was the most fun). The gardens were very good for a short and quiet stroll around, and I did manage a small sketch. (And to collect some pine cones!)
Hex was very good too. Having a strong interest in trees, I was very entertained by the story and dramatic image of the chained ancient oak tree, in the fictional horror story. Much more on trees at a later date. The journey between Somerset and Alton was very good, with bright skies there and back. Watching the sun rising slowly to the right in the east, and setting behind huge clouds to the right in the west, on the way back. It was a tangible and physical sky, of bright blue, and heavy clouds.