Jewels on the side of the road

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Wildflower sketch – gouache and ink

This time of year, the fall wildflowers fill our roadside ditches and paint vacant lots with yellow (beggarticks and narrow-leaf sunflowers), red (turkish lanterns), orange (native lantana) and purple (trillium and mist flowers). Stubborn and opportunistic, they don’t need a gardener’s help. All they require is a patch of dirt underneath, the bright autumn sun above, and the blessing of occasional rain.

 

2 thoughts on “Jewels on the side of the road”

  1. Exquisite!

  2. Mara Viksnins said:

    Beautiful; as always. Love your web site! Did you know that NLAPW Pensacola Branch will be celebrating 75th Anniversary in 2018! Love to have you come to Pensacola and do a demo for us!

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