In my last post I told you that I had been working on a painting and that I'd share it in the next post. Well here it is....
Many years ago, when wealthy men wore shoes with silver buckles and women wore long gowns, smuggling was rife. Some Wiltshire folk decided to hide contraband barrels of french brandy from custom officials in a village pond. (The location is believed to be the Crammer in Devizes)
One night when the owls and foxes spoke to the bright full moon, they came quietly to retrieve it using rakes to pull the barrels out. In the middle of the act they were caught by the revenue men who asked them what they were doing raking the pond? Pointing at the moon's reflection they replied:
"Why, just trying to catch that big piece of round cheese Sir"
The excise men thinking they were simple yokels, laughed, left them to their business and went on their way.
The Wiltshire men were left to carry on and I'm sure were very happy with their french brandy!
This picture is not the best quality as it's just a photo when the painting was on my desk. But, I have plans to get it scanned this weekend and make it available as a print in my Etsy shop shortly.
My what a lot of rain has fallen this week. It rained non stop most of last weekend then rained on and off all through the week. My water butt that was standing dry is now overflowing which I'm most pleased about. On May 1st the sun shone on May day.I took my camera to greet the new month. This is what I saw.
Then I came across another favourite Jack by the hedge.
Earth's delicate simple treasures.