Monthly Archives: September 2013


Nature & Botanical Sketches 8-1-2010 to Current - 38 WATERMARKFARMER’S MARKET FLOWERS – It’s so lovely to go to the Farmer’s Market and see the rainbow of flowers for sale.  There are even small posy bouquets for a few dollars to take home and you can put them somewhere you spend lots of time so you can admire and enjoy the flowers.  A gift to yourself.  Fresh flowers breathe life into a home and brighten our hearts.  This vendor was preparing bouquets of Dahlias for sale and there was a confetti of petals on the ground.   Walking around the Farmer’s Market and taking photos is a feast for the eyes and great inspiration for art!    (Nature & Botanical Art Journal – 2011)


CALIFORNIA BROWN PELICAN DIVING FOR FISH – Pelicans are like a mythical creature from a fairy tale.  Magical beings that fly, swim and fish for their dinner by diving into the sea.   Their enormous wing spans, colorful faces and flexible, translucent pouches are wonderous.  Pelicans are marvels of nature and the world.  Sunset, a pelican appears to fish close to the shore at the La Jolla Cove.  It brings such joy to watch the pelican spot a fish, dive in the blink of an eye and pop back up to the surface of the sea time and time again.  & when I get home and edit my photos, it is yet another pleasure to see that my inexpensive camera managed to get some shots that happened too fast for my eye to see.  A fairy tale moment captured on film.  It is real.  Beauty is truth and truth is beauty.  & here’s the proof.