Wildflower Wednesday 11/23/2016

During a kayaking trip up the Wailua River in Kaua’i, Hawai’i I noticed these bright yellow flowers that speckled the shoreline.  Our tour guide described them as “sunset” flowers because they start the day with a rich, yellow color, and end the day with a red-orange hue.

Sunset flower

“Sunset” flower, Wailua River, Kaua’i, Hawai’i

Sunset flower

“Sunset” flower, Kaua’i, Hawai’i

Summit Lake Starry Night, Watercolor

Last weekend I had the opportunity to take a watercolor class with someone I have admired since seeing her artwork.  I have been following the artist Nikki Frumkin on her on Facebook and Instagram @DrawnToHighPlaces after seeing images of her watercolor paintings.  She creates beautiful paintings and sketches while climbing, backpacking, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest.  It was a pleasure meeting her and learning new techniques alongside other like minded people.  What a truly inspiring experience!

Summit Lake Starry Night

Summit Lake Starry Night, Watercolor