I totally failed at expressing the gentle, joyous expression on the Buddha statues surrounded by daffodils bending their heads in the strong wind.

Buddha among the daffodils ink and pencil sketches


Regardless of the outcome, I enjoyed spending time with the Buddhas.  There were four, black Buddha statues in a small grove of trees a short distance from the Great Hall at Blue Cliff Monastery.  Daffodils were in full bloom dancing in the wind around the statues.  the bright yellow against the rich black stone was striking.  I had only my fountain pen and a pencil.