This tree know many names including: Peruvian pepper (Schinus molle, also known as American pepper, Peruvian peppertree, escobilla, false pepper, molle del Peru, pepper tree,peppercorn tree, Californian pepper tree, pirul and Peruvian mastic (source Wikipedia)
Cayenne Pepper Design
Botanical Design with a Twist
Wisteria Facts of Interest
Wisteria vines climb by twining their stems either clockwise or counterclockwise. The world's largest known Wisteria vine is in Sierra Madre, California, measuring more than 1 acre (0.40 ha) in size and weighing 250 tons. Planted in 1894, it is of the Chinese lavender variety. The seeds are poisonous. -Source Wikipedia
Control and happiness
I'm noticing how much my mind believes that if others do what I want them to do, I will be happy, so I wanted to point the flashlight on that idea in this weeks quote. Folly indeed. Yet, it is habitual and human. It comes up most often with my husband and child.
What does your mind tell you you need to control the most?
Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile. -Stephen R. Covey
Finding your way
Branches and Roots
Playing with Pattern
Red Flowering Gum
Formerly Eucalyptus ficifolia and now called Corymbia ficifolia is one of the most commonly planted ornamental trees in the broader eucalyptus family. (Source Wikipedia)
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
Playing with Pods
Raw Material, seeds still attached to pod
Green Pod Designs
These pods and seed grouping are made from the Australian Blackwood Tree, acacia melanoxylon.
Indigenous Australians derive an analgesic from the tree. I derive an analgesic too, designing with these pods makes me happy!
It is valued commercially for its highly decorative timber which may be used as a cabinet timber, for musical instruments or in boat building. More on Wikipedia...
Brown Pod Pattern
Art for Big Spaces
Now for Sale at SFMOMA
If you have some big walls to fill and want art that holds space for contemplation, beauty and pattern, these 41" x 41" float mounted images can calm the waters.
Available now at SFMOMA Artist's Gallery in San Francisco.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There in no cure for curiosity. -Dorothy Parker
With thanks for the quote to Jill Berry, map-maker and explorer .