I bought these Gerbera daisies to plant in a large container on the patio. They are quite flamboyant and spectacular. The stems have a tinge of purple, and the new blossoms are green and ripen into a deep yellow. The leaves look quite a bit like dandelion leaves (on steroids!) and also have a touch of purple. They are actually from the sunflower family. They bloom nonstop, too.
Prince William and Kate are coming to town to attend the Calgary Stampede. People are lining up overnight to get a wristband that entitles them to stand on the street in the hopes of getting a glimpse or a handshake. They seem like a very nice young couple, but I can't see sleeping on the street just to see them. The media frenzy is insane. I want to go downtown to the river park to draw the ducks, but I think I'll wait till the insanity is over. For now, I'll stay home and draw what's blooming in my back yard.
Ink and watercolor pencils