Here we are again at my favourite time of the year, although that is a bit like admitting to having a favourite child. The longest day is still ahead of us, the swifts are screeching in the skies above Farncombe and the cow parsley is billowing in the lanes.

Cow parsley was part of the inspiration for my latest commission. It is nearly finished and I hope to have it on display during my open studios that start next week.

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