When off-roading, my boyfriend is always very tolerant of me screaming “STOP!” when I spot wildflowers. He hits the breaks and lets me jump out of the truck to take pictures. Here is one of today’s finds (in a marsh not far from the Rogue River): Skunk Cabbage.
Confession: I actually draw herons a lot. I’ve been afraid of showing them all the time because I was afraid I would appear super boring with the amount of herons that I draw. But then I realized.. if you find herons boring, then you’re probably boring.
It’s a beautiful spring day here in the Rogue Valley: the sky is blue, cherry blossoms are in full bloom, and the neighborhood Cooper’s Hawk is calling for her mate. I, however, have chosen to stay indoors today and am learning how to make equilateral triangles. Here is an excellent tutorial for those of you who may be mathematically challenged like myself. Actually I’m not sure there’s a whole lot of math involved. We’ll see. I decided last night that I had to learn how to make them after laying eyes on this modern quilt.
142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.