When you fear you're just no good....
The advice of a master

The dialogue of flowers

Tilly among the bluebells on Nattadon Hill

"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms.  Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him."  - Auguste Rodin

Bluebells on Nattadon Hill

Poppy fields near Argenteuil by Claude Monet

"I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."  - Claude Monet

Tilly, a 3-year-old Springador, among the bluebellsPainting: "Poppy Fields near Argenteuil" by Claude Monet. Photographs: Nattadon Hill.