I logged nearly five hours of walking today, and all these drawings were done on the run. On the left, a dead luna moth that I spotted in the road early today. It was perfect except for being squashed and missing parts of the long tail sweeps. There is nothing like its honeydew melon-green color. I won't even attempt to reproduce it!
On the right are two clay samples from the Mountains to the Sea Trail that my friend Annie and I hiked this morning. The view below the clay samples I drew from an overlook where we stopped for a short break. We sat on large flat rocks and looked out over the mountains to what I am guessing is the southwest.
Annie's one-year-old grand daughter Lilyanne was with us, riding on Annie's back most of the time. At the overlook we let her out so she could crawl around a bit, and I tried to get a few sketches of her constantly-moving little body. In drawing 418 she's looking up trying to catch raindrops on her chubby face. She was a great hiking companion!