I'm going to skip the weather report this week! Topic of conversation was the congestion in Eye, with the road closure in Castle Street, and Cross Street Car Park closed too. Maggie-Anne stepped in to provide a painting location away from all that, along with intermittent refreshments and a scrumptious tea. Not only did she have us to contend with but also a visiting high-spirited dog which needed to be kept in order! Many thanks, Maggie-Anne.
Painting the surroundings was challenging - there's so much of it: distant views of church and castle peeping out from the mass of trees, shrubs and grasses; the garden also full of trees, many laden with wonderful fruit, and wild and hilly in places. There were nine of us, I think, who pressed on regardless. Click on images to enlarge them.
By the way, we had a very nice letter from Janet Wheeler of The Water Mill, Hoxne, who commiserated with us on such a cold, wet day for our recent visit and said we were welcome to come again in more conducive weather. She also thanked us for the flowers.
I’d be lying if I said my spirits weren’t dampened slightly this morning when I saw the weather. But I had a word with Mother Nature, who looked kindly on the Guild, stopped all that drizzle and even let a little sunshine in. Still, just six members honing their skills today, which however is six up on last week! Were the others too ‘dampened’, or away on holiday, I wonder.
Linda and Andy’s one-acre garden is superb. It is a private garden but opens as part of the National Gardens Scheme, which raises lots of money for charity. You can see more by Googling the name.
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