Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Frolicing Orcas

This is a page from my tree sketchbook. I was inspired by the full moon last week. An Orca Mom in the moon light with its young.
For more Animal Wednesday inspiration go to Auntie Mim's.   Happy Animal Wednesday to all.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Buckeye Shrub - First Buckeyes

Our Buckeye shrub developed its first buckeyes this year. It was a nice surprise to go out there and find them on the ground. I had been watching the pod to see when they might drop.  The buckeyes are about the same size as the tree buckeyes but the "eye" on the seed is smaller and they are a few shades lighter in color.  If you want a tropical look in your northern garden this shrub will give you that feel.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Animal Wedensday - Green Frog

We saw several green frogs in a pond. It is funny that the only green thing on them was their faces. Maybe at a different time of year they are more green. Happy Animal Wedensday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cactus Monday - Succulent

I received this start of a succulent the other day.  I admired a larger version of this plant and the dear Uncle that had it said he had a start if I wanted it.
 If you know what it is I would appreciate an id of the plant.
Happy Cactus Monday to all of you Cacuteers. If you would like to se more cactus images,many of them drawn please head over to Teri's Painted Daisies here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Animal Wednesday - Cicada

Here is another page in my tree journal. It has a lot of stamps that I have received on packages from Malaysia. They have the most beautiful stamps. Birds, flowers, fruit.  I drew the cicada in the middle of a prepainted page. Then addes the quote by John Berger. "Do you know the legend of the cicadas? They say they are the souls of poets who cannot keep quiet because while they were alive, they never wrote the poems they wanted to."
Happy Animal Wednesday to everyone. Don't delay writing the poems you are thinking about. I would hate to think of you sitting in our trees whining about poems never written.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Blooming Tuesday - Seeds

I haven't been painting any blooms lately. Not much going on in my garden now. What with the end of the growing season growing near and the drought not much blooming here. I did find some interesting seed pods in the garden.  The yucca seed pods are so stiff and hard. They are intersting to look at though. The Cardinal vine is just the opposite. It is soft and light as air to handle.
At the park I found four different types of acorns as we walked Luna. I don't know which oak they come from. I need to look up all but the largest one, Shagbark Oak.  OOps, this is a Burr Oak
 As you can see I am using the sketchbook I made. I really like having my favorite paper in this sketchbook.  It makes sketching much easier.

Happy Blooming Tuesday to you all. What is blooming in your garden?