|The morning glory happens to be my favorite flower. Did you know that many people actually consider this beautiful flower a weed? They really don't know what they're missing.|
"The primary goal of the botanical illustration is not art, but scientific accuracy. It must portray a plant with the precision and level of detail for it to be recognised and distinguished from other species." University of Delaware Special Collections exhibit
|Have you seen a copy of The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady? Again, a huge inspiration for compass rose. I imagined our heroine would have had handwriting this beautiful.|
Deliberate illustrations of plants have been found as far back as ancient Egypt.
|Of all the botanical drawings I found, this is my favorite. It's by Australian painter Margaret Stones, whose work is frequently exhibited in art galleries around the world.|
The following are photographs I have taken over the years of my favorite subject.....the flower. Are we seeing a trend here?
|No, I didn't photoshop this, in fact I don't even have photoshop. Are you beginning to appreciate the magic of morning glorys?|
|An azalea after the rain.|
|A dogwood petal that fell onto the brick walk. The moisture really shows off the veining of the petal.|
|It thrills me to no end whenever I am able to capture a bug or a bee.|
|Did you know that red geraniums are a sign of a good witch?|
|Obviously, a very good day!|
The following are two examples I found to illustrate how classic botanical prints are still relevant today, adorable!