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!
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. The cover and first page: wood anemone, naturalized violets, phoebe egg, cinnamon fern, grape hyacinth and snowdrops, red maple flowers, and a baby acorn.
The next page in my journal: hummingbird, mushrooms on a stump, phoebe’s nest, budding lady slipper, blue bead lily, blue bird, 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.