|Wishbone Flowers drawing by Sarah "Sallie" Thayer, Torenia fournieri, [original drawing]|
I find this a most interesting flower to see and to draw. Maybe it is because I always wanted the wishbone when we had fried chicken for Sunday dinner. Being the youngest, I was often allowed to eat the delicious meat on that small piece of chicken. I would eat it as quickly as possible just so that I could then ask one of my family members to pull the wishbone with me. I was always very excited when I got the winning piece of the bone even though I don't recall any of my wishes coming true! Even after all these years and even with the knowledge that I rarely ever eat meat anymore, I still feel hungry just thinking about the dainty wishbone that my mother had carefully cut off the chicken breast. Maybe that was why I always felt hungry while drawing this particular plant!
|Wishbone Flowers (Colour Inversion) drawing by Sarah "Sallie" Thayer, 2011|
And, of course, I could not resist playing with the drawing after it was finished. The image above is what resulted when I tried "colour inversion". While interesting, it is not really very pretty in my opinion. It looks to me like a plant you would find in someones borderline nightmare -- you know, not really a nightmare, but just on the borderline. What do you think about it?
For some reason, I felt like showing you some photos of sunsets. I think it may be because my friend, Amra, sent me a very unusual photo of a sunset at the North Pole. Then a few days later, my friend, Jay, sent me a photo of a sunset on a lake in the southern U.S. This was all the prompting I needed to decide to share these photos and two other sunset photos with you.
|Sunset at Clark Hill Dam (Georgia?) by Jay Thaxton|
Summertime, the sun setting, two people fishing in the cool of the late afternoon -- sounds nice, doesn't it. I believe this lake is in Georgia and I also believe that the people in the boat may be bass fishing as it looks to me like the kind of boat and setup people use for that activity. Whatever is going on, Jay certainly captured a special moment.
|Sunset at the North Pole|