I'm at the midway point of the wildflower portraits - a little over a hundred painted.
And I can actually catch up on a few that I'm behind on because whoaw is it
summer hot now (107!). Flower production has slowed tremendously.:)
I love all these flowers - and I have many favorites.
Some grew abundantly.
Others were sparse.
I only found a singular bloom on a few.
I treasure the Venus Looking Glass because Greg found it on a long hike.
He carried it all the way back for me because he wasn't sure if
I had one in my collection yet. I did not.
The bloom was even in perfect shape - all 18".
|Basket Flower Seeds|
I've been collecting lots of seeds.
Some for planting - some for embedding into wax art.
Been playing with/studying these seeds.
They're all different and interesting.
I've also been noticing the abundant mixed prairie grasses!
This may be next year's journal project - or birds - not sure yet. :)
|Smooth 4 O' Clock|
|Prairie Cone Flower|
"Men say they know many things;
But lo! they have taken wings-
The arts and sciences,
And a thousand appliances;
The wind that blows
Is all that anybody knows."
Henri David Thoreau,Walden