Friday, March 11, 2011

Thistle and Blackbirds

thistle sketch with watercolor
Red Wing Blackbird on thistle

Beginnings are always powerful! A little sunshine today was all the excuse I needed to visit the Refuge. I love the shape of the thistles, they remind me of Elizabethan collars. A delight to sketch their beauty. And the blackbirds, a treat any day.

4 comments:

Jan Yates, SCA said...

am smitten with your thistle image--and jealous that you have red-wings there already

thistles are so amazing-love thier fushia pink flower in the summer too--as do the finches:D *someone told me--don't know if it's true-that the invention of velcro happened when someone put 2 thistles together...

Celeste Bergin said...

nice!

Joni James said...

I just love your description of the thistles. I never noticed how much color they had in them until I saw your picture!

Ralph said...

In Scotland we call these Teasels to differentiate them from what we know as thistles. Our national flower is of course the thistle with its purple head.