Saturday, June 6, 2009

It's that time!

For the last week I've been noticing the Beauty-berry shrubs, Callicarpa americana L., are sporting their tiny flowers :) Hopefully, this summer, we'll have enough rain so the wonderfully, beautiful Beauty-berries will mature! Can you tell their one of my favorites?

By the by, we had a great time at Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge for our nature journaling field trip. We did such a righteous meander along the path to Ibis Pond that we ran out of time to sketch there! Too bad, as Ibis Pond was teaming with activity. Ibis, of course, black-crowned night herons (adult & juvi) Tri-colored Herons, Little Blue Herons, Great Egrets......... on and on. So many birds, so little time.


  1. What a lovely little painting! It looks like pen and coloured pencil?
    you're from SC, low country! We lived in Clemson SC, about 9 years ago!

  2. Thank, Ronell! I used wc pencil with ink. The image is cropped from a previous post - when time is tight I see if I can reuse an image :) Tsk, tsk!

    Wow, Clemson! It is so beautiful in western SC. But, you have such a piece of heaven at Coin Perdu!