Published on 28/02/2018
OFFICIALLY, according to the meteorological calendar, it’s the first day of spring tomorrow. But it’s not looking much like spring today. Winter has returned with a vengeance. Icy winds are blasting across the fields, building up deep drifts of snow. We expect we’ll have a snowplough along at some stage but, for now, the Tolquhon road is not advisable.
Undaunted, our woodturning stove is blazing away and we are busy hanging the Spring Exhibition which is due to open on Sunday. As ever, there is a huge variety of work. There is no specific theme but a number of paintings do speak of spring. There are crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells…such wonderful colour.
But there are also landscapes, seascapes, still life, figures, birds and animals, abstract paintings. Once the exhibition is hung, it will be time to update the website.
If the ‘beast from the east’ continues to grip us until Sunday, we’ll hold the opening of the exhibition the following Sunday, 11 March. By then, I’m sure, the aconites and snowdrops and crocuses in the garden will have recovered and will emerge more beautiful than ever. The exhibition continues until Tuesday 17 April when, surely, winter will be over.