Saturday, 9 February 2013

Several shades of yellow



Fields and trees near home, waiting for spring to green them up

 

Ivy in a hedge. Are these flower buds or immature fruit? Does anyone know?




Gorse flowers in the snow a few weeks ago


 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Belinda, they are immature fruits. Ivy flowers in the autumn, great for bees, then fruits in late winter, great for the birds, and is often provides good nesting sites, a much maligned all round good plant, I love it. Love the tree skeletons, something I often try to capture in sketch, and always fail!

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  2. Thanks Nina. That's really helpful. Presumably these immature fruits are in the process of maturing, or is it too late for them now?
    I should imagine trees - skeleton or not - are one of the most difficult things to draw or paint. So much detail. You must have to be very patient. (Unlike with photography.)

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