Meanwhile, the first report came in from Sally P with an on location sketch from Les (Bragg). Very good, Les, pleased to see you back in the fold ! This was closely followed by a photo of Josie sitting on her portable collapsible seat. People were very impressed after the great hilarity about it on Zoom last week. (Doesn’t look terribly safe to me!)
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Hannah kindly sent in a report on the outing, saying I didn’t miss much as far as the weather was concerned: dull, duller and increasingly cold. Ten people came in all, Maggie-Anne and Ian left after the committee meeting, and Josie and Hilary arrived much later, primarily to say Hello! The hardy souls still at work by the river were Lesley, Les and Sally L.
Location views here show Sally, Richard and Frances, the beginning of the long pathway down to the river, the river with reflections and a stream.
About the first image, Sally L says: I tried to make sense of the layers of landscape behind the river by adding a bit of wash when I got home. It does rather give the impression of sunshine, - not a glimmer!
Of the second image she says: I liked the old basin hanging on the wall, but too chilly to linger for more than a quick sketch
Lesley says it's just as well I didn't join the group today as it was soooo cold. She was chilled to the bone by the time she went home after 2 hours, even with a padded jacket hat and gloves. It was very overcast and threatening rain, so the river and valley landscape lacked shadows and much contrast. The second one is looking across the Waveney into Suffolk and is in pen and ink. Both lovely drawings.
It's 7pm now and I think that's all for today. The meeting is in Hoxne next week at Abbey Hall Farm, with its Tudor house and gardens. See the instructions about parking and please note that the loos are going to be at Jackie's, not at Abbey Hall Farm.
The following week, Carolyn will be providing the makings for tea and coffee and providing the loo at her venue.