Spring in London (Well just outside actually).

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I love this time of year when the buds begin to open as if sleeping eyes woke to the sun, so sudden from one day to the next.

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Silver birch-  one of my favourite painting subjects.

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Cool, still waters of the lakes.

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Trees in blossom everywhere!

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In spite of “severe cut backs” still alive and greeting the sun, somehow reassuring.

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An old man walking his dog told me “there’s a black swan here now. Don’t know where it is, maybe the other lake.”

I hadn’t seen it yet but promised I’d keep an eye out. Right then it appeared from behind a tree conveniently preening it’s self just a few steps away. There are many swans on the lakes and river here but the black one is a first!

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I love to peep between trees at the water (hard to get the effect on camera though.)

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Finally , not as pretty, but often my port of call after walks or photography (they serve amazing hot chocolate, or, now it’s spring, home made ice-cream or smoothies!)

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