wild wood

wild wood

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

the fox rushes by

 that fox allways rushes past obviously he has better things to do

 this is an unknown hunter (for the moment)
 some bowls have filled up more than others
 no ice today on the latest bowl
 an oak apple by the puddles
the sky reflectin on 'le lac'

Monday, 30 December 2013

return to Coustier

 I've been away so theres some catching up to do do, The wild boar have been around

 lots of dogs as well night and day
 checking all is well in my absence
 the new bowl has collected rain and has ice on it unlike those in the wood
what we call 'le lac' is back and overflowing due to heavy rain

Sunday, 29 December 2013

eyeballing the camera

 these birds seem to be looking at the camera, they  enjoy posing on the artworks, A woodpigeon and a jay

Saturday, 28 December 2013

fresh water

 that year the ice finally melted and animals could come for a fresh drink of water . This was often the only source of water for wild animals for a fair distance unless they ventured into the village
this is a dog called Marguerite

Friday, 27 December 2013

morning light

 in the early morning the camera still operates on infra rouge so you get these shades of grey, here its the male roe deer
these are scuplture jumping squirrels

Thursday, 26 December 2013

the melting of the glacier

 the ice became very thick before the thaw, and the melt lasted a long time

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

just imagine the snow

 just imagine the snow and its a real christmas picture
here's one of the roe deer footprints that led me to buying the camera trap, when I was a kid I used to make plaster casts of footprints, maybe I'll have another try and do some ceramic sculptures from them.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

did the fox see red?

 that fox (if it's the same one) runs past quickly now maybe it saw the red light this time and got worried
the horses used to spend a few weeks every year in the park but they've moved and we won't be seeing them again

Monday, 23 December 2013

the ice built up

 as the water kept dripping the ice built up untill it was a waterfall of ice, sometime I'll try and do a slide show of all the photos I took

Sunday, 22 December 2013

snow and ice

 two years ago when I started the park there was a prolonged cold period in january, even the bowl that has a drip froze completely

Saturday, 21 December 2013

horses helping

Over the holiday period I'll be using old images as I can't get to Coustier at the moment. This is from when the bowls were first installed I think the red is pollen from pine trees but I'm not sure
These two horses were living in the park at the time and came to help with the patination

Thursday, 19 December 2013

two crows

 these crows are often hanging out here, intelligent creatures they know something is going on

 slowly filling up
 when passing the tunnel sculpture I noticed an oak leaf wedged between concrete andsteel

looks like we may have rain today

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

the blackbird having a close look

 its nice to see a blackbird because unlike in the UK we dont have many here, people eat them.
 a few leaves in the bowl since yesterday
 the puddles are dissappearing fast
 I managed to find a few nibbled acorns but thats all there is
 these rose hips will probably provide food for someone this winter
looks like the boar was moving about in the upper reaches

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

fox running by without a second glance

 that fox is in a hurry no time for art

 is that a fox print?
 I decided to put this bowl ,which incidently spent 5years in the garden of the villa roc fleuri  at cap d'ail beside the medditereanean sea, on a more open grassy area rather than under the trees

 this is another lavender plant so far I've only found two in the whole park
I was there a bit early this morning and you can see the shadow of the mt Ventouxit'll be an hour before the sun is on the coustier