Category Archives: Nature

A New Moth in the Garden

Actually I found this moth on my kitchen ceiling. He is a tiny fellow, only about an inch at the widest tip of the wingspan. I took a picture standing on the floor so I could identify him. Bingo! It … Continue reading

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In the Realm of Eye Candy and Inspiration

I had previously bought Danny Gregory‚Äôs book An Illustrated Life which is about artists and their sketchbooks and a book I find myself browsing through monthly to uplift and inspire me. He has a new one called An Illustrated Journey … Continue reading

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Beetles Anyone?

I was browsing my Dorling Kindersley book on Insects, and I kept wanting to draw some of the spectacular beetle species. I hauled out one of my notebooks and was looking at the page I did with Spring flowers which … Continue reading

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Photo Reference Books for Drawing and Painting

I recently ordered two card decks that feature animals. One is the Blue Dog Rose Tarot by Nakisha Elsje VanderHoeven, and the other is the Spirit Animal Card Deck by Sue Lion. One of the things I like to do … Continue reading

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Walden and the Brown Thrasher, Which is Not a Thrush

I bought myself a Dover Thrift Edition of Walden; or Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau for $3.81 CAD. I had an old copy years ago but gave it away and I wanted a copy of my own. … Continue reading

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Beavers Love Coltsfoot

The coltsfoot is blooming a month earlier than last year because of our warm weather here in Ontario. We went for a walk in the woods and I managed to get a slightly better photograph of the coltsfoot than last … Continue reading

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Colts Are Bolting

We finally got a picture of this flower in the local woods. It is Coltsfoot and is native to Europe, but they think it was introduced here by settlers, who brought it for its medicinal uses. The Latin name is … Continue reading

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