Friday, October 23, 2009

Hibiscus mutabilis


Also called "Confederate Rose", this one is blooming in my son's front yard. I took a few pictures, thinking about some quick sketching or maybe even future drawing projects. We will see, I have other things on my mind right now.

Gourd Greenhouse



It is getting cold tonight, down into the low 40s. I know it is not freezing yet, but I don't know what temperatures gourd plants can deal with. Anyway, it won't be long before we will have our first frost, and I will be ready......  now I just have to remember not to remove the plastic top cover on a nice sunny day or I will have cooked gourds ;)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Working on the background...

I am working towards a "smokey" background, using an odorless paint thinner to "melt" the wax of the pen strokes and create the illusion of smoke.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Blooming Gourds



Actually, this is the second bloom. I missed the first one due to work, weather and other interruption. I never thought, when I planted these seeds, that I would actually see them bloom this soon. Now the questions is, can I keep them blooming or otherwise alive. Tonight we are expenting a temperature of 38 F or hereabouts.
I wonder what temperatures gourds can withstand???


Sunday, October 4, 2009