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The dozen I saw yesterday on newly opened Ivy blossom were as many as I've seen together all year. The sketch (right) is from the first nature diary page that put on-line. A year ago, on Sunday 4th October, I recorded 30 wasps feeding on the same ivy bush.
For those who are interested, for that first diary I simply scanned pen sketches on my regular diary, then coloured the image on the computer. As that diary had lines ruled across the page I had the trouble of erasing them in Photoshop.
I've since decided that I prefer using a real paintbrush and palette to the mouse and the colour palette on the computer, so these days I scan from watercolour, or crayon, sketches.
By midday it is raining. Drops sparkle on the leaves of Red Clover, which is still in flower on the grassy towpath edge. Yellow Toadflax is also conspicuous.