Category Archive: flowers


A globemallow, painted from a photo taken at the Chama River Valley, near Abiquiu, New Mexico, in June. We picnicked near a patch of them, noticing that their flowers were closed, and in… Continue reading

Glacier Lily, plus some paper notes

    Yellow glacier lilies dotted the hike we took in northern New Mexico, in the Carson National Forest, at the Upper Canjilon Lake. The forest was a surprise. It was June, we… Continue reading

I can get drunk on things like the gerbera daisy

The last few weeks I’ve been trying just plain pencil and ink drawing, using Keys to Drawing, by Bert Dodson as a guide. One of the first tasks is to draw your hand — draw… Continue reading

Beaver-tail Cactus Flower

I recently went to Joshua Tree National Park in California. For some reason, despite living in California all of  my childhood and early adulthood I never made it there. We went in late… Continue reading

Sad cherry trees

Cherry blossoms in DC are scarce. A long cold winter seems to have scared them off. I did find a few this last week on daily walks to and from work, and I… Continue reading

hawaiian orchids

An etegami I did over a year ago… It’s not the best, but it’s very evocative of how I feel right now in February! I am dreaming of warm place such as Hawaii!

Irises in January

  a trio of iris etegami, painted on request for a friend Irises are still a fond memory, deep in January in DC, they are hibernating for the winter. Luckily the internet and… Continue reading

Goodbye summer?

I recently learned, from Dosankodebbie, of a Japanese poetic pastime called “finding a tiny autumn,” in which you seek out the subtle changes in nature as summer ends. This expression is not used… Continue reading

John Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana

Earlier this month we spent some time at Glacier National Park, in Montana, and Waterton Lakes Park, in Canada. I have a slew of photos, especially of monkey flowers, chipmunks, deer, mossy trees, and… Continue reading

Hi there!

Sunflower, drawn after walking home along a street with sunflowers taller than me. I didn’t know what words I would use at first, but the way the leaves turned out sort of seemed… Continue reading