Sweetgum leaf in watercolor

October 31, 2021 § 5 Comments

Sweetgum in watercolor © Lynn Wiles 2021

Three out of three people wanted to see various media, so here is my latest entry in my perpetual journal. A very unusual coloration on an autumn sweetgum leaf.

Late and Wet

October 26, 2021 § 9 Comments

Late and Wet © Lynn Wiles 2021

Wrangling with a new computer, a week of mainly rain, homework for classes, finding myself a little less tolerant of technology.

But between the downpours, I had to admire my late blooming wet fuchsia this morning.

I have been spending time on natural history illustration, botanical illustration and the perpetual journal and dealing with tech. This has meant a lot less time on photography. My big question is would you prefer a mixed media blog with more posts or stick with occasional photo posts? Please let me know.

The Light

October 8, 2021 § 1 Comment

The Light © Lynn Wiles 2021

I was struck by the beautiful light next to a path through a wooded area. I hope it comes across in the photo.

Sweet Everlasting

October 1, 2021 § 1 Comment

Sweet Everlasting © Lynn Wiles 2021

A nice autumn wildflower, that despite it’s name doesn’t last forever.

Baby Toad

September 26, 2021 § 1 Comment

Baby Toad © Lynn Wiles 2021

My promised cute post for you. I thought there was an insect hopping underfoot, but discovered it was a baby toad. Here it is trying to hide from me under a blade of grass.

Filaments II

September 24, 2021 § Leave a comment

Filaments II © Lynn Wiles 2021

I have no idea what this is, but it was abundant in an area of the forest floor and I had a morbid fascination with it. Does anyone know what it is? I promise to post something cute next time.

Filaments I

September 22, 2021 § 2 Comments

Filaments I © Lynn Wiles 2021

The lovely seeds of thistle ready to blow away, disguising the many thorns on the stems.


September 3, 2021 § 5 Comments

Escapees © Lynn Wiles 2021

Cosmos from a neighbor’s yard and Queen Anne’s Lace from mine formed a lovely little bouquet in a sidewalk crack.

Blue Eyed Sad Face

August 29, 2021 § 2 Comments

Blue Eyed Sad Face © Lynn Wiles 2021

Lovely shade of blue on two fungi, but the dead grass made them look sad.

Green Cheese

August 26, 2021 § Leave a comment

Green Cheese © Lynn Wiles 2021

Green cheese polypore and something else to the right on a tree. It’s been a very wet and humid summer, perfect for fungi but not for me or my black dog.