Yes, I know I have painted this before but forgive me…its where I live and I love the valley and the river. There are always changes…the light, flowers, wildlife etc. This was painted from photos taken at the end of last summer when the himalayan balsam lined the hedges and the banks of the river. Don’t confuse himalayan balsam with knotweed…balsam is a lovely pink colour and as far as I know not such a problem although it is invasive. Anyway I like it a lot as it flowers right up to the first frost and my bees were foraging on it for weeks on end bringing in stores of nectar and pollen to see them through winter.
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