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Friday, May 18, 2007

Columbine

There are several columbines scattered around, self-sown here and there. Such delicate and airy flowers. While drawing it, I discovered just how many petals the bloom has! Funny, things like that go almost un-noticed while using a camera. It's interesting how much more I see doing a sketch.. the tiny yellow pollen heads, each on thier own little stem.. or the curl of the five outside petals.

9 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

I love your little drawings from your garden. Maybe not having a camera for awhile isn't so bad after all?

May 18, 2007 1:52 pm  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

You've managed to capture the coiled, springy quality of a columbine flower suspended on its stem. You truly are an artist, Silvia.

I remember this type of columbine from my Midwest gardens, with their short curled spurs and double petals, and sweet old-fashioned colors. In Texas, the one that lives is golden yellow, with long spurs and 5 petals; it doesn't have a cottage look, but seems poised for flight.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

May 18, 2007 3:44 pm  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Your columbine is charming as is your blog. What is a Salix Tree? I have never been to your beautiful country although I have seen the PBS specials on it and would love to see the Goddess Springs. I like Irish music; ancient lullabyes and modern groups. There is a TV program called, Out of Ireland that I used to watch regularly. Thanks for visiting my blog. What the latest buzz in Ireland art/music?

May 19, 2007 8:24 am  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

BTW I am going to link you as I want a wander through all of your blogs. You have quite a collection.

May 19, 2007 8:25 am  
Blogger Viscount X said...

I love your flowers. I have quite a little garden in Florida that is quite nice, although our drought has me anxious for the summer tropical rains. Your art is quite unique and beautiful. I love your lettering as well. There is nothing quite as beautiful as nature drawn by the human hand. I think we touch the soul of the earth when we try to contemplate its beauty and express it through art.

May 19, 2007 11:53 am  
Blogger Princess Haiku said...

Hi, Salix
I wandered through your realm.

May 21, 2007 6:30 am  
Blogger Becky said...

Your drawing of the columbine is so lovely.
I have some growing in my garden for the first time this year.
I love them.

May 21, 2007 6:35 am  
Blogger Anita said...

Wow, your drawings are very very nice! Well done!

Finally, my colombines start roaming my garden, too! I was so pleased to find a dark violet one in bloom the other day.

Happy gardening!

Anita

P.S.: I just sent you an e-mail... ;-))

May 21, 2007 9:10 pm  
Blogger beadexplorer said...

I love columbines and your drawings are so great! Love them!

May 25, 2007 8:54 am  

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