Saturday, July 12, 2008
Gallardia (Blanket Flower)
I painted these quicklly after a day with the grands -- lots of fun!! We picked blueberries and blackberries from our bushes, walked in the heat, even managed a nap! What was so fun to see was Emily -- all of 4 -- being able to quietly get close enough to moths and butterflies (those sipping from my flowers) and 'catch' them gently between her wee fingers! We went exploring for 'insects' and with her sharp eyes, she even spotted an inch worm on the ground in the middle of the woods! Nick doesn't want anything to do with 'bugs' ... but when their father was a young teen, he had a large insect collection -- all identified and labled -- and used it to help me teach nature workshops! Ah, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree ...!!! LOL
Off to a plein air event today --it's supposted to be over 90F ... so we'll see how much I can get done before I turn into a puddle!