I worked a little on my nature journal over the summer painting the water lily that bloomed in my water garden, a fancy red cardinal that visited my bird feeder, and some blue morning glories.
Then I recorded all the different types of seeds and seed pods from my flower gardens – such an assortment and variety! Marigold, calendula, nasturtium, foxglove, snapdragon, sweet peas, cornflower, begonia, pansy, cosmos, oriental poppy, opium poppy, penunia, holly hock, zinnia, sun flower, and morning glories.
My son snapped this picture of me painting a detail of the orchid flower in my nature journal. As summer ramped up with activity, my nature journal got a little behind…but I sat down to do a little here and there!
I added a few things to my no. 5 page: blackberries, monarch and milkweed, goldfinch at my feeder, pinesap and helleborine orchid.
I worked on my nature journal this week. Added a tiger moth that I found dead on the back steps…a sacrifice for art!
Spring is full swing and there are more things flowering around the yard: marsh marigold, jack-in-the-pulpit, Canada anemone and wintergreen…and I’ve had goldfinches at my feeders regularly!
I tried to illustrate all the different kinds of ferns commonly found around here: interrupted, cinnamon, wood, bracken, hayscented, sensative, and christmas…there’s just so many more too!