Saturday, 30 May 2015

In my sketchbook...

Landscape in my sketchbook today.......scenic painting Reservoir.  

Friday, 29 May 2015

Sketched and painted today

Went a little crazy with shadows.... Had fun though

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Over the last couple of weeks.....

we have had odd days



it was like living in a tent all day....

Thank goodness

it cleared

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Carriage Driving at the Show

Another part of the recent County Show was seeing the Carriage Driving. ...firstly these parading through the crowds to the Ring where they were doing a demonstration...

The chosen Charity for this year's Show is 
The Calvert Trust 
which was great....I used to volunteer there for years helping with the
carriage driving and teaching disabled and able-bodied people to drive...

so you can imagine my delight to bump into a friend there who was
about to do a display in one of the Show Rings....

 Nicky Chapman driving Hendrix

To anyone who knows carriage driving, you'll see that Nicky is sat on the near-side 
(usually the carriage driver is on the off-side)...
However, with this type of driving the disabled person is considered
the 'Driver' and hence they are sat in the correct place, the 'off-side'
or right-hand side (like driving cars over here in the UK).

It was great meeting Nicky again - I'll be popping into the Calvert stables
soon to see them all over there....

Monday, 25 May 2015

County Show

Went along to the Devon Show on it's final day of three...

very busy there obviously being Saturday but 

was well worth going to....

took pictures generally of various things happening

so I'll let the pictures do some of the talking...


from big horses to miniature horses

aren't these the cutest little four legs ever...
they aren't shetlands, but actually horses - just mini sized

these are waiting to enter the Ring

My next post will be of

carriage driving at the show.


Sunday, 24 May 2015

A jolly fine County Show....

Went to Devon County Show yesterday - had a great day.  Lots of pictures to show you but have to start with this... The hunt hounds....sorry, but I don't agree with this 'so called Sport'

My next post will be of the

Better Side of  Country Life!