Over recent weeks and months I’ve been trying to respond to the unfolding seasons by sketching what I see rather than by taking lots of photos. It’s an attempt to slow down and really see what’s there, though my artistic skills aren’t yet up to the job. (However, I have learned quite a lot in this area from my 12-year old.) It’s getting from these initial pencil drawings to the painted next stage that I find particularly tricky. So what you have here are first impressions. Let’s see how I get on with the next step.