Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

What is it?

Monday, December 26th, 2022

Hershey Cocoa Lid

Hershey Cocoa Lid

Weeds or Volunteer Plants

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Living on the California Central Coast, during years of drought. “Weeds” can be a nice surprise.

It is odd that they don’t seem to want to grow in the designated gardens. They often grow between pavers, areas that aren’t watered.

Weed Yellow Flowers

Weed Yellow Flowers

Weed Seed Pods


Men Plant Trees Book–Hope

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The code is the word, Hope.

Book

Book Binding

Book Binding

Book Cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11

Materials–Roofing felt, linen fiber, watercolor paper, paste paper, PVA, oak leaves, printed text.

Scale
Closed 5.25″ x 6.25″ x .5″
Open 9.75″ x 6.25″


Six Pocket Small Book

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Bead Closure

Label Changed

2022 September 14
Not happy with printed text, or copied text. My handwriting in pencil on waxed paper.

Handwriting in Pencil

Bead Closure Removed

Text Inside Front

Pages with Oak Leaves

Text Inside Back

Materials–paper, fiber, pit-fired bead, oak leaves, printed text, wax, PVA
Scale: Closed 4.25″ x 1.5″ x 1.25″, Open 4.25″ x 3.25″ x .5″


Drimiopsis New Growth

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Drimiopsis New Growth

July 1, Drimiopsis New Growth

Drimiopsis New Growth

July 7, Drimiopsis New Growth

Drimiopsis New Growth

July 7, Paper Cover Removed to Allow Freedom of Growth

Drimiopsis New Growth

July 7, Drimiopsis Additional New Growth


Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

A Tree of Many Leaves of a Brachychiton

In 2018, I planted Brachychiton seeds from pods I found in the Home Depot parking lot.

Currently I have one of the potted trees in the foyer. Today I noticed the tree has numerous leaf shapes.

Brachychiton Tree

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Brachychiton Leaf

Previous Brachychiton Post


Evening Primrose

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Unfurling Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose and Companions…

Evening Primrose and Geranium
…a geranium and an ant.


The Many Forms of Trapped Cactus

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Trapped Cactus Original Cutting
Interesting that the flower bud is located on a leaf that I thought was dying.
Trapped Cactus Cutting

Cutting Taken From Original Trapped Cactus Cutting in Its Normal Setting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Cutting

Trapped Cactus Parent May 11 2022
It is still growing in between a fence and a privacy fence.
Trapped Cactus Parent

Even in lousy conditions, the Trapped Cactus blooms!
Trapped Cactus Parent


New Growth Potted Plants

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Calla Bulbs from Last Year

Calla

April 30th

Placed the root bound bulbs in a larger pot.

Calla

May 16th

Drops on the tips of the Calla leaves.
Calla

Calla

Amaryllis New Growth

New Growth

New Growth

Trapped Cactus New Bud

Trapped Cactus


Gifts–Art Making Leftovers

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Art Leftover

Art Leftover