Thursday, October 25, 2012

A walk in the park

That's right—I walked in the park, and here's what I saw.

Dramatic clouds

Royal Palm fronds with clouds

A big group of people playing cricket at lunchtime, cheering and having a good time.

A bark-shedding Eucalyptus that managed to survive the "thinning of the Eucalyptus grove" of last year. Hang in there, non-native, invasive, and highly combustible tree.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Back yard plants and their abstracts

I have not been out and about for a while, spending a lot of time drawing, painting and trying to write. (I like the research part of writing but at some point, I actually have to do the writing itself.) So I've been neglecting my nature world and that's not good. I went out in the back yard and took some close-ups of my potted varieties (official-sounding garden-speak) and then posed a little art challenge. Just zoom in for an abstract. Maybe I'll use these abstracts for a painting project. More research!