Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

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


Another Nearly Completed Piece–A Gift From My Mother

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

This morning I applied liquid starch to the vessel. It is not yet dry.

Today is the anniversary of my mother’s death. The plant that she gave me is still doing well. It is a joy when a plant gift thrives.

Mother’s Gift

Mother’s Gift

Mother’s Gift

Code-a gift from my mother

Materials–knitted linen, dried succulent flowers, wood, metal, beads, starch.

The succulent was a gift from my mother. The metal plate was amongst my father’s things in his workshop.

Dimensions–13.5cm x 16.5cm x 8cm

The plant is the Red Velvet Echeveria.

2020 July

Succulent

2022 May
Succulent
Succulent


Nearly Completed–Old Men Plant Trees Book

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book

Oak Leaf Book
2022 May 15
Combed the back side of the coco blanket liner for easier removal of the book. Also applied PVA to the interior to secure the blanket in place. It was staying in with friction, but PVA will prevent the blanket from pulling out when removing the book.

Added to the fiber to cover a paper bowl (paper left over from another piece). After the bowl dries, I plan to do some stitchwork and code.

Coco Fiber and Paper Bowl

2022 May 16
Application of wax to seal the cardboard, soften the feel of the material, and to add some age. Once set, I will give the wax a buff.

The wax is soft, easy to apply, and does not have a harsh odor. It mixes nicely with a variety of materials.

Cover

Wax applied to the book covers.

Waxed Book Covers

2022 May 17
The application of wax gives the cover a softer feel.

Waxed Book Covers

Waxed Book Covers


Dimensions
Box–15cm x 10.5cm x 9.5cm
Book Closed–4cm x 11.5cm x 7cm
Book Open–129.5cm

Materials–tree wrap, glassine envelopes, oak leaves, linen thread, coco fiber, found wooden box, wax, PVA, prints, recycled paper and cardboard.


A Few Interesting Leaves

Wednesday, May 11th, 2022

Salvia Leaf Damage

Salvia Leaf Damage

Hairy Leaf

Neighbor’s Succulent
Succulent Pattern


Rescued Trapped Cactus Flower

Saturday, April 30th, 2022

April 10
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 15
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 19
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 23 9:00am
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 10:00am
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 12:00 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 12:30 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 5:30 pm
Has a light fragrance, sort of similar to Narcissus.
Trapped Cactus Flower
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 5:50 pm

Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 6:23 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 6:58 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower
Trapped Cactus Flower
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 7:30 pm

Trapped Cactus Flower
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 24 8:21 pm
Trapped Cactus Flower

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 25 9:10 am

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 26 11:00 am
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 26 2:00 pm

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 27 10:00 am

Trapped Cactus Flower

April 29 8:47 am
Trapped Cactus Flower

April 30 10:50 am
Trapped Cactus Flower


May 11 Trapped Cactus Parent Plant

Trapped Cactus Parent Plant


A Few Flowers

Friday, April 29th, 2022

Succulent Flower

Succulent Flower

Dietes
Dietes

Hibiscus
Hibiscus

Lilac
Cutting from a plant in my orchard.
Lilac

Nigella
Nigella

Nigella

Nigella

Passion Flower
Passionvine

Salvia
Salvia


Angel Wing Begonia

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia

Angel Wing Begonia


Flowers and Other Activity in the Garden 20220321

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022

Butterfly

Alstroemeria
Alstroemeria

Brugmansia
Brugmansia

Cerinthe
Cerinthe

Cistus
Cistus Buds

Cistus

Cymbidium
Cymbidium

Cymbidium

Daffodil
Daffodil

Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Freesia
Freesia Lilac

Freesia Lilac

Freesia Stripe

Freesia Stripe

Hellebore
Hellebore

Knotweed
Knotweed

Pussy Willow (cutting)
Pussy Willow

Sweet Pea Shrub
Sweet Pea Shrub

Wisteria
Wisteria