Ampleforth at twilight

Twilight at Ampleforth, 15th September, 7.32pm- watercolour.

A watercolour painted in my sketchbook at 7.32pm.  Twilight looking west and the clouds are evaporating as the temperature drops. The trees have been rocked by westerly gale force gusts for the last two days, throwing apples and damsons onto the lawn. Damsons are ripening at last and I find myself wandering outside after each bout of painting to scrump them straight from the tree! With apples from the tree for pudding and the prospect of gathering wild mushrooms and later sweet chestnuts to roast on the fire this is a time of the year I relish.

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