|The First Rose of Summer, pastel on paper 16x16cm|
It's too easy to miss the garden because I'm so busy attending to it, so yesterday, in the middle of planting out a few more seedlings and planting a few more seeds then judging the Stowmarket Art Group Exhibition, I picked the first rose of the summer, one of the remarkable purple ones, (Rhapsody in Blue). I cut back most of the hellebores and made a little bouquet with those and a few other things that were abundant enough to take.
The other thing I did yesterday was to prime a few 20 x 20 panels and begin this little drawing. I had to quit drawing before I'd finished to judge the event and it was only working in places. Today, after taking down my Dining on Plastic work from Craftco in Southwold, I came back to it.
More roses are out today.