Category: butterfly

It was there and then it was gone – Monarch Caterpillar Watercolor

It was there… I was looking at the reward for planting common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in my backyard. Several times the hubby almost pulled it because he thought it was a weed (well it is), I pleaded for him to leave it and to… Continue Reading “It was there and then it was gone – Monarch Caterpillar Watercolor”

Summer Insects Watercolor

Summer. A time to slow down…enjoy the weather. A time to place a thin blanket on the ground, sit, and have lunch on the grass not a table. Soak in those rays while you’re at it! Summer is also a time for insects. It’s… Continue Reading “Summer Insects Watercolor”

Autumn’s Pregame Watercolor

♪ ♫  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME AUTUMN?!?  ♫ ♪ It’s coming! Autumn is around the corner and right now you can enjoy its pregame show. I decided to tailgate at the forest preserves and here is what I saw… Honey Bees on Goldenrod… Continue Reading “Autumn’s Pregame Watercolor”

Autumn Begins Watercolor

And so it begins… Time cannot be undone. And the leaves cannot go back on the trees. But we can still move forward hand in hand with our Everlasting Father as He carries our hurts. Amen.

My Strategic Withdrawal, CITW Part 1

Sometimes in life you need to retreat. You need to reach over and hit the pause button so that you can regroup. Current events becoming too overwhelming? ….pause button.  Work driving you mad? ….pause button.  Feeling like you’re spinning your wheels not getting anywhere?… Continue Reading “My Strategic Withdrawal, CITW Part 1”

Nature at Lake Katherine Sketch

flora and fauna lake katherine sketch Do you want to go on a virtual field trip with me to Lake Katherine?!? Fascinating nature is ooozing from every corner this time of year and we’re loving every inch of it! First, we’ll start in the garden. Black-eyed Susans,… Continue Reading “Nature at Lake Katherine Sketch”

Sketchcrawl at Little Red Schoolhouse

Today was the sketchcrawl at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center. We had a very small group (2 people), but small is good when learning how to sketch and that’s exactly what we did, went out, picked a spot and did a sketch step-by-step.… Continue Reading “Sketchcrawl at Little Red Schoolhouse”

Let’s Paint a Butterfly

This post and painting is dedicated to my beloved friend and artist companion, Sharon, who was taken away too early in life today, 07-26-2010. She always encouraged me in my art adventures and was one of my best cheerleaders. Sharon also had incredible talent… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Butterfly”

Hike at Little Red Schoolhouse

There are so many treasures to be found while hiking. Let me share with you a secret on how to get the most out of your hike: Walk slow and be quiet, scan the ground as well as both sides of the trail with your eyes as you… Continue Reading “Hike at Little Red Schoolhouse”

Let’s Paint a Comma Butterfly!

The day I went hiking and discovered the phoebe nest with babies, I also found this guy beside the stream: It is a Comma Butterfly sitting on the mud next to the stream, and that is exactly where my, “Butterflies of North America” book,… Continue Reading “Let’s Paint a Comma Butterfly!”