I have bought two new Sketch books, one for the ink which is the same size as the one I used last year and the other is a square book which is the same as I used in 2010. So here is the first page for my new square book. We went for a walk around the village last Saturday. I have to admit I was glad I did not have to venture on the wet grey and gloomy looking shore. It was drizzling and there was low grey mist hiding the view of the hills. Instead we walked a loop around the village which included a footpath through the beck fields,( a beck being a small river). It was wet and muddy but I love this walk as you follow the beck as it winds its way from the hills to the sea. I spent a lot of my childhood here happily paddling and fishing about collected bits of china from the beck and learning about wildflowers and insects. Today it felt damp and dreary with empty hedgerows and we slipped along the muddy ground with places like a mire.
I picked up the oak leaf and then the red berries on the little branch with a single leaf. This piece did not make the grade for Christmas but I will have it. A new section of footpath looked neat and tidy, it was the first time I have walked on it and then I spotted the pile of earth dug up and the little pieces of china poking through the soil. Several blue and white pieces went into my pocket. The hedgerows yielded the blue snail shells and I knew that was to be my first page in my square book.
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