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Monday, March 17, 2014

Poinciana tree, Parks and Gardens, by Elaine (jaguarish)

I recently did a quick walk around the neighborhood with my daughter and sketched a few things.  Amusingly while sitting discreetly on our picnic blanket, we had a telephone repair crew ask us if we were sitting on the local connection box, and we had to lift our blanket to prove that we weren't.

I thought this sketch fit the Parks and Gardens theme...


12 comments:

  1. I love the texture on the tree trunk! Lovely sketch and funny story.

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  2. Me, too. I love the tree bark texture.

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  3. Such a lovely tree! Love your lines!!!!

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  4. That is a gorgeous tree sketch. so different and so story bookish.. :)

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  5. Elaine, I really love your lines and the motion of your drawing/painting here!

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  6. I love your very expressive tree, and your line work gives it character and age. I don't know a poinsiana tree, so I shall look it up. The red blossoms really add zing to the image.

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  7. What a beautiful tree Elaine! i like red flowers!

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  8. It is a very impressive tree you have created Elaine! Lovely story too.

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  9. Great looking tree Elaine!

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  10. Thanks everyone -- the poinciana tree seems almost like the perfect tree to me -- wide spreading canopy without any "danglers" below head height, and beautiful flowers! According to Gardening Australia: "If asked to name a single tree that's helped shape the character of Brisbane, it would be the magnificent poinciana Delonix regia. In years gone by it was traditionally planted as a street tree and now enhances a lot of the city’s older suburbs. The poinciana is native to Madagascar, and in Brisbane the bright orange flowers herald the coming of summer. They also signal the start of the storm season." You can read more about it here: http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s1755977.htm

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