I’ve also been continuing to draw plants/ trees which I encounter during my walks. These are exploratory drawings that I use to help with identification – they are not supposed to be realistic sketches or botanical studies. I love the process of looking up my books (I now have 6 books that I refer to frequently) to try and identify the species. Recently finding the glands on the leaves has been an important identifier.
I’m really noticing so many different wattles out in bloom at the moment but working out what they all are is a challenge. Wattle is genus Acacia and belongs to the family Mimosaceae. There are over 1000 species in Australia!
And, oh! I got out some old coloured pencils (remnants of a Derwent set from my university days) for something different.