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 :)