Nature (botanical) journaling – 25-31 may 2020
Various stages of Rubus fruticosus flower (blackberry) and a Coccinella septempunctata (ladybird). In the middle you can see how the petals drop, the receptacle becomes elevated and the carpels start to swell out in the process of transforming into little pulpy, tasty fruits.
About to open… Papaver rhoeas buds (corn poppy).
Weigela florida “Pink Princess”
Lupinus perennis, flowers and buds. I also added a illustration of Tettigonia viridissima nymph (bush-cricket). He`s cute, but all over the garden and I always found him (or them) munching petals.
To the right I illustrated a flower of Silene latifolia (white campion), a very interesting plant (the genus have been the subject of research by preeminent plant ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and geneticists), I intend to do a separate study page of it in the future.
Lupinus – flower closeup
Female flowers of Juglans regia (common walnut).