I recently took a class called Native New England Shrubs at Native Plant Trust, and as part of the class we were assigned to find certain shrubs in our area and make guidebook pages for them, including dried leaves or other plant material (if we found any) and any original images or writing designed to … Read more
Pine is the classic conifer, and where I live, the mighty towering Easter White Pine is king!
Welcome to a new feature here on the blog! In an effort to learn how to paint trees, as well as to learn more about them, I’m going to do a series of tree profiles, where I attempt to paint a tree, and provide fun facts and identification tips about that family of tree. I also love taking pictures of trees, so I have a large back catalogue of tree photos in on my phone which I can use to help illustrate the points.
I’m keeping the title general (“Nature Notebook”) to allow me to explore other plant or animal species as I see fit!
My first tree is Elm!
American Elm (Ulmus Americana): Winter silhouette, summer silhouette, leaf detail