While walking the other day I came across another of my favourite flowers. They always make me smile. I have painted them before but feel happy with this one.
The other thing I saw for the first time this year was a circus. I always find this so sad when I come across one. They are usually pitched up in a field and around the edge you can often see the cages in which animals that will perform are kept. Not in cages but tethered there is camels and elephants.
I remember going to the circus as a child and being mesmerised by the sights and open mouthed at the lion tamer. Now I just feel a Depp sense of sadness for the animals.
Fortunately there are still some circus where not a single animal is involved they are all spectacular acts involving daring deeds by humans.
This reminded me of the tale of the worlds strongest man and the bearded lady