Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pessimistic moments in a Botanical Gardens

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I strolled through the Geelong Botanical Gardens this morning and picked up various leaves in the fern gully area and did a few drawings including one of a special tree which needs props to keep it up!

Change and decay I see... some pessimistic moments but there was still the uncurling of the new frond, so tiny but alive. And the grass tree which I had drawn a couple of months ago, now was flowering.


Blogger Penny said...

Your blog is always food for thought! Sometimes i dont know that I want to think. I think your tree with props is a dragons blood tree. Interesting sketches.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Dragons blood tree? I must find out what it is called. This tree is used for the logo of the Botanic Gardens but on their brochure the name of the species is not mentioned. The props are because it is such a significant tree and they are afraid it will fall down!

2:02 PM  
Blogger Cynthia Padilla said...

What a lovely unfurling frond you have captured.

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7:49 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Thanks Cynthia. I will check out your website. Actually I draw very fast so don't do careful pictures of plants etc. One of my resolutions (ha ha) for the New Year is to slow down and produce some more sophisticated paintings by taking much more care!

5:39 PM  

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