Nature Journal

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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.

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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.

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Nature Journal

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.

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Nature Journal pg. 3 + 4

5dad2-dsc_1952Spring 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!DSC_5247

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!

 

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Nature Sketchbook pgs. 1 + 2

I found a little blank book at the thrift store and decided to do a little nature journal for this year.  I take a walk around the property almost every day, so I can sketch the native beauty I see here in this book. DSC_5246 The cover and first page: wood anemone, naturalized violets, phoebe egg, cinnamon fern, grape hyacinth and snowdrops, red maple flowers, and a baby acorn.
DSC_5243The next page in my journal: hummingbird, mushrooms on a stump, phoebe’s nest, budding lady slipper, blue bead lily, indigo bunting, and maple seeds.  The indigo bunting is a new visitor to our yard this year!  I was so excited to see him that I went out the next day and got a bird feeder – he’s been a regular ever since!  Such a pretty bird and so shy.

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