Tag: nature

September Spiders watercolor

Again, sorry to those who hate spiders! But… look how beautiful they are! September has ended and so has the field trip I helped run, teaching children about the prairie ecosystem. In that short month, I walked with 500+ students armed with butterfly nets.… Continue Reading “September Spiders watercolor”

Black and Yellow Argiope Watercolor

I’m sorry to some that may be squeamish about spiders, but hold on…give her a chance! She has her best dress on. And look at those long black gloves on her hands…so classy! My place of employment is hosting field trips for grade school… Continue Reading “Black and Yellow Argiope Watercolor”

The Nest that wasn’t a Nest – Watercolor

I’ve heard about the elusive bird’s nest fungus (Cyathus stercoreus) but I have never seen them until recently. And it is no wonder…I was looking for something much, much larger. Think tiny if you want to find this organism. REALLY tiny. And behold, on… Continue Reading “The Nest that wasn’t a Nest – Watercolor”

He Hides in Flowers – Watercolor

Don’t you wish you could too? Last week I ran a nature summer camp for children that focused on wetlands and the animals that live in and around them. As we hiked to the river, one young camper spotted this gorgeous male, white-tailed deer… Continue Reading “He Hides in Flowers – Watercolor”

Each Tree for a Comfort

When I am melancholy, I paint a tree. When I am sad, I paint a tree. And when I’m longing, I paint a tree. I find myself painting them even when happy and content. They always seem to give me comfort. They’re my go… Continue Reading “Each Tree for a Comfort”

Only by kayak

Only by kayak is how to see this viewSo few will observe itExcept maybe for the great blue heron…the one I accidentally flushed awayIt saw me a mile awayI didn’t fool anybodyI only grasped its presence when the graceful wings gave beat Then it… Continue Reading “Only by kayak”

Rose plume moth watercolor

Sometimes it’s the smallest things in life that make your day. I just happened to notice this tiny moth as I was walking in my front door. Its thin bat like wings caught my eye. What a delicate and handsome insect. From what I… Continue Reading “Rose plume moth watercolor”

Native Haven Oasis – Watercolor

Fake vs Real.Modified vs NaturalBeautiful vs Functional I started to think about these things. I’ve spoken about my native garden on this blog several times. Every morning that I do not have to work, I sit on the front porch with a cup of… Continue Reading “Native Haven Oasis – Watercolor”

Winsome Weevil – Watercolor

I know weevils can be troublesome. They eat plants and can even infest homes…but that snout…it’s so darn cute! This rhubarb weevil (Lixus concavus) appears to be yellow, however that’s just a powdery coat which can be rubbed off. Underneath is a brown beetle.… Continue Reading “Winsome Weevil – Watercolor”

That Pine Smell Though – watercolor

Saturated. The air was so.Soaked with a thick and glorious pine aroma. I swam in it. Soft was the carpet of pine needles.I settled on it. Serene was the light filtering through…Shadows dancing.I was swooned by it. Scrub pine. I was very excited to… Continue Reading “That Pine Smell Though – watercolor”