Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Blooming Tuesday - Lotus

This Sunday while we were out birding we drove by a pond that has a huge stand of lotus. They are about finished blooming this time of year. There were a few blooms left. This one was surrounded by a bud, a spent flower and a pod. I just had to try to get it on paper. The wind was blowing them so hard the big leaves were turning over and the bloom seemed to be waving goodbye.
Happy Blooming Tuesday to everyone.
It won't be long and the lotus will have filled this pond. Some years it is dried up enough that I can collect some of the pods to use in dried arrangements. Not this year. This area has had way more rain than where we live.


Teri C said...

So beautiful Lisa. Your sketchbook must lookmawesome with the beauty you have put in there this year.


studio lolo said...

oh my!!!! What a beautiful spread! I love the blues and greens and that oh so important POP of red. Wow Lisa. Great job!!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

This is an awesome sketch page. Your paintings are wonderful. You should so some big ones. Dont you have two more to do for this year????? lol

Lynn said...

Wow that "field" of pods is spectacular to see...and your drawing/painting so so lovely. What a journal you have going here. A true gem.

SandyCarlson said...

They sure have taken over! Beautiful drawing.