But today isn't about drawing at all. Today is about gardening. Look at picture below and tell me if you think this isn't a natural-looking setting.
I worked on this yesterday, hauling in rocks, moving dirt, digging up the snow-on-the-mountain plants you see draped across the wood. One is a very large grape vine, below it is actually a piece of split-rail post (which I sawed by hand!). The rocks I've moved from an area I no longer use and this took a few loads because rocks are heavy.
I love when blossoms come on and I'd like to share a few with you today.
These are bluebells
This is a black variety of hollyhocks, which I've been enjoying for a few years.
Hollyhock are biannual
above are the pink and white hollyhock, and in front are the daylily "Stella de Oro"
Foreground is the brick which I put in myself a few years back. The white flowers along the edges are candytuft and alyssum. In background are the daylillies, and to the very right is wormwood, has a nice silvery-blue color which I love.
And here is a garden visitor you absolutely want--a dragonfly. We have a larger one with a white body that looks menacing (to mosquitoes), that comes through once in a while.
I'll have more blossoms coming up soon. My Shasta daisies, and other things next time.