Sunday, November 15, 2015

Unexciting Pondside Sketches, But Still--

I thought these acrobatic looped-over stems with their umbrella-like heads might be lotus pods.  I scrambled out to as close as I could get to the edge of the pond and even tried to lasso one with a piece of cattail stem, to no avail.  Halfway through drawing them I realized they were water hyacinth leaves with most of the leaf submerged.  Still they were wonderful to look at.

Further out in the pond were an assortment of things:  a water hyacinth bud still hanging on after this week's freezes;  a water lily leaf unfurling like a spiral staircase, half submerged, half out of the water;  two pods floating on the surface, and two odd little seed pods on the bank.

1 comment:

  1. love these water plants in winter, before the big freeze.