Geranium Leaf

February 1, 2018 § Leave a comment

Geranium Leaf © Lynn Wiles 2018
The white background is snow out the window. Thank goodness for houseplants.


Dried, but still holding on

January 24, 2018 § Leave a comment

Dried, but still holding on © Lynn Wiles 2018
I have to say that I liked it better when I thought seeing buds was a hopeful sign of spring on the horizon – until I recently learned that buds are present all year long.

It’s a Girl

January 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

It’s a Girl © Lynn Wiles 2017
After a few week’s worth of trying to cram botany into my brain and finishing the five assignments for the first week of my botanical illustration course, I am stressed out. But I now know that conifers have no ovaries, that the needles are leaves, and that this type of cone is female hiding the seeds within.


December 31, 2017 § Leave a comment

Shiver © Lynn Wiles 2017
Even in the sun, one wants to curl up this New Year’s Eve. And what a tangled mess this year has been.


December 17, 2017 § 2 Comments

Botanical © Lynn Wiles 2017
The other thing is that I have been quietly starting to learn botanical art over the last six months and am about to begin a 6-8 month course in a few weeks. This pursuit has changed my seeing, now these magnolia leaves are not only shape, veins, and color, but layers upon layers of color and so many capillaries.

Greens on Snow

December 12, 2017 § Leave a comment

Greens on Snow © Lynn Wiles 2017
Hopefully the snow will melt after today’s rain and before the big freeze. This plant looks almost spring like.

Perfect Pear

December 7, 2017 § Leave a comment

Perfect Pear © Lynn Wiles 2017
As I have mentioned before, this has not been a hallmark year for New England. But while in a historical part of my city, there this was in all it’s autumn lit glory.

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