Even the local Gas Board joined in by leaving this monster cable outside our house for several days.
What to do with the colour yellow?
I found some yellow watercolour pens and made a very quick sketch, 10 minutes maximum, on a scrap bit of cartridge paper, just to see what happened and to see what other colours could go with yellow. You can see some try-out colours top right.
ORIGINAL YELLOW TOWER QUICK SKETCH
Plan was to make another painting in my good sketchbook but somehow this quick sketch took on a life of its own. I managed to remove the try-out colours by wetting and blotting (repeatedly).
YELLOW TOWER WITH WILD GIANT SQUARE FLOWERS
Then I decided to have some fun with it.
The giant square flowers are not flowers, now they are search lights.
Do you like the little houses with their windows all lit up and their pink chimneys?
YELLOW TOWER AT NIGHT WITH SEARCH LIGHTS
If you are a blue tower you can have a pond instead of a flower bed.
BLUE TOWER WITH POND
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He found a Spotted Pulmonaria in the Forest Trail. We leave this area to look after itself and it seems to do just fine
and he found the Vinca Major Variegata in the Spring Bed happily flowering away, as it does at this time of year.
Douglas is very happy to be back on his gardening duties.