Sunday, 28 August 2011

sheep, camping and a chill...



Just returned from another couple of days camping in Snowdonia at our fav campsite which is full of sheep in the mountains. I wanted to do a quick sketch of sheep from memory and noticed that when I glanced at them in the fields as I did most of the driving I could only see the underneath shadows so wanted to capture this on the page. The journalling is from a poem by Christina Rossetti called "A Chill" which is what I felt as most of the time as it was raining...so glad to get home for a warm shower and my nice warm bed tonight!

What can lambkins do
All the keen night through?
Nestle by their woolly mother
The careful ewe.

What can nestlings do
In the nightly dew?
Sleep beneath their mother's wing
Till day breaks anew

If in field or tree
There might only be such a warm soft sleeping place
Found for me.

Just watching views of Hurricane Irene on the tv.. my thoughts and prayers are with all those struck by the powerful force of nature and have no warm beds to go home to.

9 comments:

artymess said...

lovely place to camp .....and I love Christina Rossetti poetry.....x

Joanna said...

Beautiful! Superb background, I love those sheep and you've chosen a perfect excerpt of poem to go with it.

Shame it was damp for your camping trip :o(

artistamyjo said...

Great poetry and I so envy the lovely countryside.
Hugs

Sandy said...

Wow this s stunng Lorraine.
Amazing design.

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful page and a lovely poem!

Hope your day is going great!
Gaby xo

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Great poem to choose as inspiration to go with your piece. Allmis well post hurricane, just NO electricity. Camping gear is good for that and a working generator. xox Corrine

Oxana said...

WOW! I love you chill!!! Beautiful!

Diane said...

Yes, it's perfect--the art and the poem--glad that Irene is gone!

Sam said...

Beautiful page, love the colours and the poem is wonderful x