The sun is streaming through the window and the birds are singing their chorus with pride, busy rebuilding their nests, darting from one branch to another, their beaks full of rich pickings. We can’t be certain but the little fellow who joins us in the picture above could be a Yellow Wagtail, styled perfectly in his yellow waistcoat to tie in with our spring colour palette.
A Spring Basket
There is something incredibly homely about a wicker basket. Whatever shape, size or design, it provides both a practical and aesthetic purpose – perhaps a treasure trove for your favourite things. For now, the basket becomes our canvas. In this composition, butterflies are represented by flowers – the single blue petals of clematis fluttering, like a Common Blue, over the bloom heads whilst the flower aptly called butterfly ranunculus nods gently over the sides of the basket.