Starts with W
The weather has not been all that good this spring. We started with a very late spring, and then it got very, very wet. It seems to be raining all the time over the past few weeks, far more than usual. Today is no exception. It's been bucketing down, on and off, all day. The rain has made a lot of areas of standing water in the woods and that has resulted in a bumper crop of mosquitoes. We also had a recent episode of hail. Here you can see the hail bouncing off the roof of my car. I would really like it to warm up a bit, and dry out a bit, too!
Little Épinette Nutkin was sunning herself on the windowsill this week. She looked so comfortable and content - I had to take her picture. I think she is my week's favourite!
There are many pastel shades in my garden right now - the tulips are continuing to put on a good show, and the forget-me-not is blooming like crazy. There are also some pale lilac coloured allium blossoms. One of the cranesbill geraniums has also started to bloom with pastel pink flowers. Here are some blossom pictures.
Another type of pastel is the oil pastel. I have a set of oil pastels and a matching sketchbook that I bought several years ago, but which I haven't yet used. I would like to try them out soon. I was attracted to the cute image on the package and the sketchbook, because I do have a fondness for hedgehogs. Oil pastels are made with pigment and a non-drying oil, with a wax binder.
The colours are simply delightful and I think I would have fun playing with this set. I just need to find the time! So many things I'd like to do, but work comes first.