It's finally here, my favorite time of the year! The cooler weather, amazing changing colors of leaves, glorious luminous cloud formations and beach sunsets, apple orchards, pumpkin patches. As fabulous as all of this is, in Michigan it also means the end is near of all things green and growing until next spring. For a botanical artist, that means scurrying around to visit as many gardens and green spaces as possible with my camera and sketchbook, like a squirrel gathering nuts for the winter.
Lately I've been able to take a little time to wander through some of my favorite secret gardens and soak in the beauty. Draw, paint, doodle, photograph, observe, breathe, whatever you need to do, I hope you get out there too, it's so good for the soul.