Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Watercolour Weekend

It was a lovely weekend over on Derwent Island, Saturday brought showers and a chilly wind, but with a warm fire burning in the Drawing room we all enjoyed the wonderful scenes from every window. The history of the Island is fascinating the house was built in the late 17th Century, with added extensions over the years one of them been the Italian Balcony and Loggia where we painted from.The flowers were in full bloom, with Ornamental Poppies and Red Hot pokers jostling for a place in the well groomed borders.
Just one of the views we sketched from the patio, we were lucky on Sunday bright skies and only one little rain shower, so the gardens were explored for secret corners and views of the Lake. The sounds of children on Kayaks, men in fishing boats and every hour the public launch going by kept us all entertained.

The patio with unbelievable views of Catbells, we watched a steady stream of walkers making there way to the summit.

Afternoon Tea served in a lovely bay window with views over the garden and beyond to Borrowdale.

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