Thursday, 8th September 2005


One of those days when the only chance I get to draw is for 20 minutes or so, when I arrive early for a meeting. At least in the car park at Greenhead College, Huddersfield, there is no shortage of subjects to draw.

I'm just wondering whether the tree I'm drawing really is a lime, when Harold and Sheila, two Yorkshire Wildlife Trust members, drive in. Sheila walks back across the car park and checks it out for me. She brings back this fallen fruit - the seeds are distributed by a helicopter type wing - to prove this is a lime. Most likely the hybrid common lime, Tilea X europaea.

I've just got time to draw the fruit before it starts spotting with rain and it's time for my meeting. Next Page

Richard Bell,