Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunday Walk

Rob and I took advantage of the glorious day and took the golf cart up to the golf course. He chose to hit golf balls at the range, I took a walk along the boardwalk trail with journal, camera and bins in tote. My quest was to draw the Highbush Blueberry I'd seen when walking the dogs the other day.

Luckily, I discovered a few more Blueberry bushes along the way, as the flowers on the one I had in mind were already spent. One cannot dawdle when it comes to drawing nature! As I headed back, I came upon Sweetgum flowers. I'd never seen them before. A new fascination has been born :)

My journal entry does them no justice so here is a photo along with one of the Highbush Blueberry.


Walking back, I was quite pleased with my discovery. But wait.... the day was not done blessing my nature walk! Along came a Red-shouldered Hawk that landed in a tree near the boardwalk. Just as I finished a quick sketch it flew off. I followed it then looked back at the tree. Another hawk! Woo Hoo! I'm an extra happy camper now :)

4 comments:

  1. I can understand why you like to walk so long,and I know its a wounderful place for entertainment,fun and a place to relax.

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  2. Love your blog - also share your love of the lowcountry - it's such source of endless beauty!

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  3. Pam,
    I look at your blog once or twice a week for inspiration. I so struggle with drawing birds. Botanicals are much easier for me. The viewer’s eye is much more forgiving of the shape of a petal than a shape of a bird on the wing. I am a great admirer of you expert touch in capturing birds in flight and daily activities. Thank you so much for adding my blog to your list; it is an honor to be there with other lovers and observers of nature. This is actually the first time I have ever posted a comment on a blog. I got so excited that you had posted on mine I had to reciprocate. How cool is this!
    Judy Butler

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  4. Simi, Dave & Judy,
    Thank you all for visiting and sharing my joy of nature and the low country. There is so much 'spring' happening around here that the plant cuttings I bring home to draw are going to seed before I get the chance! My latest find is Wisteria. I must take a break from income tax prep and show prep to get this flowing flower down on paper!

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