So much farmland borders our estuaries and rivers, mostly this is grazing land for cattle as it is here.
Today I am on the edge of the River Blyth in Reydon with a stream of Swifts that scream past. It feels as if they are beginning to move south as they start their long migration.
I was lucky this morning to spend some time sketching with Geldeston Master thatcher Nick Walker. I’ve not been many up many ladders recently so that was interesting as I climbed up onto the scaffolding around Pakefield church. Today Nick was adding the top ridge with its final layer of straw.
See more about Nick Walker.
Here is a nosy bullock who was just asking to be drawn. One of a small herd at Rushmere, Suffolk on the meadow by the River Hundreds.
From sketches drawn the other night with Tobias and Emma Watkin. Having cut the straw it is now being shocked up to dry.
This flock of sheep are really enjoying feeding in this flower meadow. Already they have eaten their way through all the wild flowers and are now onto the grass. Soon only the docks and plantains will remain!