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Noinkvember?

It’s always a relief to complete Inktober!  I thought it’d be easier to do a daily inking when at home for the whole month – not so! So much gardening and socialising this time of year – I was under pressure.

I added some green ink to our Halloween Visitor after my last post but otherwise there’ll be no inking for me in November – I want to get back to painting my series of Blue Stars with acrylics.

🙂
Helen

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Halloween Visitor – with green – #Inktober2019 Day 31

Halloween Visitor – #Inktober2019 Day 31

We only had 1 Halloween Visitor – a baby duck! This was surprising as we live near the top of a hill and there is no pond or creek near us.  It was also surprising that it was found undercover on the pavers near a back door!

We followed veterinarian advice and left the grumpy duckling in a safe place outside until dark – hoping that its mighty cheeping effort would attract its Mum.  We kept an eye on it but no duck appeared.

After a night indoors in a bucket (because it escaped all the cardboard boxes we tried!) with a bit of food, water and bedding the bub was vigourously cheeping again – to no avail. So we took the little cutie to the vets – they will pass it on to a carer to raise until it’s mature enough to be released back into the wild.

🙂
Helen

OOPS! I forgot the green – doh!

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Halloween Visitor – #Inktober2019 Day 31