January 1, 2023 § 11 Comments
Lichen 2023 © Lynn Wiles 2023
Happy New Year! Turns out that I am crafts monogamous and the only photos I have been taking are reference photos such as this one in my striving to be a botanical artist. I’m very fond of the small worlds of lichen and moss especially on sticks. Doing this 1:1 in watercolor is difficult to say the least, but I’m trying.
The Last Day
April 1, 2022 § 2 Comments
They changed the months that dogs are allowed on the closest beach, so we can no longer go legally in April through September. Yesterday it was. It looks so calm in this still photo, but the wind was blowing sand in my eyes.
March 25, 2022 § Leave a comment
My begonia escargot had some kind of disease, so I cut off all the leaves. Three new un-diseased leaves have emerged – two normal and this intriguing mutation.
Annual Happy Day
March 12, 2022 § 4 Comments
For about one hour yesterday my tiny crocuses bloomed. They are again closed up tight and will hopefully make it through all the bad weather this weekend to make Monday another happy day.
March 2, 2022 § 1 Comment
My fuchsia is blooming indoors and I never noticed before that there’s a phase between bud and bloom that looks like a cage.
February 23, 2022 § Leave a comment
It rained last night. Springlike temperatures today. All the snow and ice has melted to reveal crocus greens emerging from the ground. But wait, snowstorm on Friday with below freezing temperatures for the following week. Spring will have to wait.
Begonia Bowerae – Watercolor
February 12, 2022 § 7 Comments
I’ve been working on my final assignment for my 2018 Botanical Illustration course for months and finally submitted it this week. Now it’s time to play and perhaps get back to my camera.
Afternoon by the River
January 25, 2022 § 4 Comments
The light was lovely yesterday between the docks in the shallows of the river where melting had begun.
January 22, 2022 § 2 Comments
So far, this has been my greatest hit in my perpetual journal (from 2021).