riverside walk into Leeds and we see a couple of species we didn't spot
last time: a pair of tufted ducks on the river by the
derelict mill and a moorhen crossing the river, flicking
its tail peevishly, by the burnt out stock car track.
last week celandine (above, left) has come out;
it's the first I've seen this spring. Coltsfoot (left)
and dandelion are in flower too.
In Leeds the swimming costumes, sarongs and straw hats are out in M &
The Music of the Wind
sketching with her for a couple of days in Wakefield, it's interesting
to see Liz Salter's paintings at the Art Library in Leeds,
in a joint show with Linda Stanley. The artists also
show a selection of their sketchbooks of travels in hill country. They
Each walk will be different, each visit something will catch the eye;
it could be a line of hills, a cloud formation, the way the light touches
a field or lichen patterns on rock.
As I said yesterday, Liz trained, and for a while worked, as a set designer
and her hill country seems to be the setting for a drama that might be
unfolding; perhaps a musical drama as this mixed media landscape in reds,
greens and blue grey has the title Making Music of the Wind.
Richard Bell, email@example.com