I have no idea what the Chinese are dubbing 2010, in terms of animal symbolism, but for me it begins as the Year of the Golden Pheasant. As Elaine and I walked around Kew Gardens today, in glorious afternoon sunshine, a golden pheasant walked straight across to us, bold as brass, and looked us in the eye. Unbelievably beautiful.
Recent days have been restful, though yesterday we went to the EARTH Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Some 10-12 years ago, I began to develop an exhibition of environmental campaign posters, many of the posters still stacked upstairs, and I devised the logo EARTH, which has now popped up for this exhibition. Scratch that idea.
A few other photographs from recent days follow: