I'm hoping that conditions will be right for some of those really nice deep forest shots where the sun is breaking through the forest canopy and creating beams of light down to the forest floor. I'd like to make some paintings like that if I can. I'll be taking my sketch book too. If I feel up to it I'll do some sketching otherwise the camera will be well used.
On a cycling note, I used to wear one of those flourescent yellow vest type things to make sure that I can be seen in traffic. I bought mine and got my wife to alter it to my own specification so it doesn't look quite so workman-like. I had it shortened to reduce wind resistance too. (Snigger). Anyway, I have just bought a new coat for winter cycling. It's a longish big flourescent yellow jacket with reflective strips on the arms and body. It's got a padded lining, big pockets and a hood. It's just the job. It will keep me warm and very highly visible. I hope
I have also invented another little gizzmo that my fellow cyclists may like to know about. I wear a cycling helmet called a "Spiky Jack". Don't ask why it's called that, I don't know. Anyway, I have fitted it with lights. I bought one of those "head" lights, (you must know what I mean) and fitted it to my helmet by way of the elasticated headband, and I've got a red light that is attached at the back. Boy! when those babies are flashing you can see me coming for miles. I also have a "wind-up" torch that I fit on my handlebars. One minute of winding provides a half hour of power to three really bright LED type bulbs. Just the job. If you want, I'll post some pics of these if you are interested or just want to humour me.
Anyway, here are a couple of pictures that I painted recently from photographs when I couldn't get out and about. Once again they are both 7 x 5 inch watercolours and probably sold by now on eBay.