Saturday, February 28, 2009

Friday, February 27, 2009


I discovered this garlic at a farmer's market.
From bulb to flower head it measured 3 feet.
My sketchbook is 9" by 12".
Some adjustments had to be made.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Vacant Lot

I am intrigued by a recently discovered vacant lot.
All that remains, where a house once stood,
are the vestiges of a garden and opportunistic plants.
Throughout the year I will be watching what
emerges and what I discover. Right now there
are a lot of prickly plants which is fun for me.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thistly Thistle

If I were a plant
It seems to me
This is the plant
That I would be
Often found in waysides, lanes and fields, ideally near the ocean.
Does not thrive in shade, preferring a sunny location.
Not frost tender, tolerant of strong winds.
Can be persistent and prickly.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Iris Stem

A stem of iris drawn before and after blooming, two times in the life of a plant that I find to be the most beautiful and fascinating.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Wisp blowing in the wind

When out for a walk I often find little bits of plants which I bring home to draw. They possess a certain charm and a lot of character. They appear to be delicate but they are tough little things. I admire them.
I call them wisps.