I stumbled across some wildflower beds in North Lodge Park today. I much prefer these to the standard, formal flower beds traditionally associated with town parks. Shame I've never seen a whole area covered or at least a more natural looking spread than a few crescent shaped beds on a lawn. Even so I do love to see an appreciation of the once common meadow and feel thankful for the conservation work being carried out to preserve our native wild life. These little beds of joy had me captivated for some time while I took many photos for future painting reference. I still had a couple of hours to get a study in and chose this spot for the bright primary coloured poppies, cornflowers and daisies amongst the wispy grasses.
|North Lodge Park oil on board 10 x 12 inch ©Tanya Pawsey 2017|