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On the Forest Floor – Saddle Mushroom and Lily of the Valley

OK, this guy was growing on a felled tree and the tree was on the forest floor. Is that cheating? Nah… I believe this mushroom is a Dryad’s Saddle. It has a beautiful warm pattern that circles the top. The pattern, if looked at…

On the Forest Floor – Morel Mushroom Watercolor

The next few posts will feature some treasures I find while hiking in the woods. Walking slow and scanning the floor with my eyes, helps me notice things amongst the leaf litter which can be in camouflage and easily overlooked. Today’s watercolor is of…

Vermillion River Watercolor Sketch

The air hung heavy with the threat of rain as we (Alanna and I), finally made it to the edge of the river. I had one eye on the sky trying to predict what it was going to do. The trail to the river…

Wolf Road Woods Watercolor Sketch

I escaped to the woods. I am on the hunt for I don’t know what. Will I find peace of mind? Will I find a revelation? Will I just explore? I pray it is all or any of these! It is a mild 55°F….

A Very Late Spring Sketch – Papoose Lake

Oh tired and sleepy trees – wake up! It’s Spring! Winter’s death grip has finally loosened up in the Chicago area. Wheeeew…it’s been a long one. The grass has responded  but the trees are still silent. Maybe this week of constant warm weather will…

Lesser Scaup Watercolor Sketch

While at Lake Katherine a while ago, I noticed some ducks that looked like loons from far away. I knew they weren’t loons, so I took a picture intending on looking it up later. Wouldn’t you know it, my memory card was NOT in…

Sketch Class Results Lake Katherine March 2013

We gather to cleanse ourselves from a stressful week by sketching nature. To be fully present in this moment, under the sun, in full view of the wildlife, and to slowly breath in the crisp air, is no small event. These few hours are…