Drawings of mushrooms in the sketchbook after three weeks of almost non-stop raining. A very wet June…I found little Mycena and Split gill mushrooms in the garden on a dead wood of Prunus cerasus and Auricularia auricula-judae (the wood ear mushroom) on a branch wood supporting a young tree of Prunus persica var. nucipersica. On … Continue reading Botanical journaling – June Mushrooms
Botanical daily sketches from the last week.
Botanical journaling - Plate 3/may 2020
The quarantine here is over, so last week illustration was dedicated to Magnolia flowers. I`m lucky to live nearby an Arboretum with 17 species and varieties of Magnolia trees and more than 40 specimens. Walking through an area dominated by these magnificent trees, especially those with big leaves, like macrophylla and obovata, feels like a … Continue reading A selection of Magnolias
The botanical sketches from this week: Wisteria buds, Bellis perennis, Carex nigra, marble oak galls and Morchella esculenta.
The botanical sketches from this week: Primula veris, Adonis vernalis fruit, Asarum europaeum and Acer negudo.
So lucky to have a garden during these times, but I really miss my daily walks and looking at horizons. I also planned making a comparative study of Magnolia flowers for about 14 species in a nearby arboretum. Next year, maybe... I`m sketching in the garden, taking photos or just enjoying the sun, continuing my … Continue reading (it should be) The best time of the year
If I`m healthy and the only inconvenient we live as a family is this lockdown, here are my plans for the following month: Regaining my peace of mind. I did not own a tv since 2006. I never had the habit of watching online media. I quit browsing social media feeds about 5 years ago. … Continue reading Plans during pandemic. April
A drawing of Fragaria (strawberry) from the garden, spreading its stolons. Fragaria, 2020 21 x 30 cm, brown ink and white chalk on recycled paper
These little blue-lavender flowers are among the first to be spotted in the early spring, in the forest. This particular one, Hepatica Transsilvanica, is endemic to Romanian woodlands and you can distinguish it from the more common Hepatica nobilis by its crenate leaf margins.