SAN DIEGO NATIVE WILD FLOWERS – A series of watercolor botanical & landscape illustrations of the wild flowers that bloomed all over the coast after a wonderful winter rainy season that ended a 10-year drought. I spent a few weeks driving up and down the coast photographing all the wild flowers blooming. My latest addition is the blooming Prickly Pear Cactus, but it all started with the clouds of Wild Mustard flowers taking over the bluffs & lagoons. I carry this beauty in my heart.
Sea lavender (known as Statis) blooms all along the bluffs in La Jolla in February. The landscape of lavender flowers with an aqua sea is always a palette of nature that makes my heart sing. Coastal fog rushes in sometimes so quickly that one moment the sun is there & within a minute or two I can’t even see the reef rocks offshore. .The sea has a voice of whitecaps and gigantic waves in winter high tides. These are days for me to wear a heavy jacket and gloves to the beach. Continue reading