Sunday, May 17, 2009
Sketchcrawl in Excelsior Springs
Saturday was a wonderful day for sketching in East Valley Park. Several spring wildflowers still around to record on paper and lots of lovely sunshine. We have all had plenty of rain and storms in the Midwest --- it was a bit cool for spring but the sunshine more than made up for that.
Kate and I both sketched the unknown flower on the right -- she later identified it as having the delightful name of Woolen Breeches. You can read her earlier post about this pretty flower. Hers is a much closer resemblance also!
Then again, I must add an update, now that I saw a sketch posted by Jeanette here and in the previous post --- the mystery plant could also be Virginia waterleaf. Her leaves look spot-on!
I sketched the upper left scene while waiting for the others to arrive. This is looking at the entrance to the shelter area we met along "Lovers Lane". It really was that deep green in places. Earlier, as Bill and I drove through the Kansas Flint Hills on our way to Missouri, the hills were so green it made our eyes hurt! Guess all the rain helped.