I painted this picture in the summer of 2009, perched precariously above rocks at Low Force. It was a lovely warm day, with plenty of insects to keep me distracted. I was booked to lead a Natural England -Watercolour walk on the following day as part of their summer event programme. I thought this would be a great spot to bring the group, sitting as it does on an island in the middle of the river. There’s a dry channel allowing you onto the island that’s covered in Yellow Globe flowers. However, after a night of torrential rain, the island was completely inaccessible. Make the most of every nice day!