Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Back in The UK

We had a fabulous time in Canada but all good things come to an end and we're now back home. It was nice to see the family, both human and canine and to sleep in my own bed.

I'm feeling jet lagged, although this holiday all the flights were on time and our luggage arrived at the same destination as us.


I got a lot of good reference material, bears, moose, elk etc, but this little ground squirrel holding his grass is one of my favourites.

It appeared a young animal as its attempts to get the stalks of grass were only successful about one in five times. It would leap in the air, grab at the grass and more often than not miss, but when it did succeed boy was it happy.

Back to the art tomorrow, although I'll be at the Cheshire game Fair next Saturday, Sunday and Monday, more details tomorrow.

4 comments:

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

This adorable photo really put a smile on my face - something I needed today, so thank you!

Tracy Hall said...

Sounds like you had a super trip Gayle, and that is a terrific photo. We used to have a chipmunk and he would spend ages collecting grass and then meticulously folding it into his mouth end over end.

sue said...

That will make a fabulous drawing :o)

Dean Grey said...

What a gorgeous photo, Gayle!

Too cute!

What type of camera do you use?

-Dean