Well here we are looking at the MINSTER from the footpath to Shepherd(s) Lane, Beverley. The path will be closed from next Monday to facilitate building work on the new bypass. As I painted this view, butterflies skipped around me, mainly smallish brown ( ringlet ) though an occasional pair of large white could be seen, as well as a small tortoiseshell on a pale mauve thistle flower. Pair of young pheasants were seen again. Walkers with their dogs passed by and we talked of the imminent path closure and how it will take this view away. The pinkish colour suggests willow herb almost hidden in the tall grass. Elsewhere on the path the odd bright red poppy could be seen among daisy like flowers ( camomile?). Tall hemlock, "dead mans oatmeal" as we used to call it can be seen protruding from the varied grasses.
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