This past Saturday I was tucked away in a part of the garden were they often have weddings, special events, musical performances. I was joined by hummingbirds and bees. They were happy to share the space with me, flowers were blooming, it was a warm but not too hot a day.
I can not find my reference book to identify the plant and there was no marker. Will have to research that more later. I worked in pastel did a drawing of the flowers and started putting a hummingbird into the scene. Since the birds do not stay more then a few seconds here and there. I pulled out the camera and just sat there a while waiting for them to come around to me.
I will use these reference photos to put in the details I could not capture while sitting there. Even though I could not finish my painting while at the gardens, it was a wonderful moment in time to relax and enjoy nature.
|Honey bee heading into the flower|
|Hummingbird at rest|