Mount Tamalpais Wildflowers
The walk up to the West Point Inn in the spring will reward you with an abundance of wildflower sightings. And once you get to the top the view is spectacular!
Fall Leaves, the Cycle of Life
Creeping Trumpet Vine Pattern
Cow Itch? Hummingbird? Yes!
Campsis radicans trumpet vine or trumpet creeper, also known in North America as cow itch vine or hummingbird vine, is a species of flowering plant of the family Bignoniaceae, native to the eastern United States and naturalized in parts of the western United States as well as in Ontario, parts of Europe, and scattered locations in Latin America.Growing to 10 m (33 ft), it is a vigorous, deciduous woody vine, notable for its showy trumpet-shaped flowers. It inhabits woodlands and riverbanks, and is also a popular garden subject. Source Wikipedia
Branches and Roots
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson
Fields of Flowers
Color and Shape
Quote by Georgia O'Keeffe
Dalia by the colorful universe
Photo by Tara Gill
Helix, DNA, pattern, nature. Striking. One part always contains a piece of the whole.
How I Build Botanical Patterns
The design at right is made from the leaves of the sweet potato plant - just 2 separate leaves, pictured below. The folded leaf reminds me of the hearts I made in elementary school where you drew half the heart on a folded paper and cut it out.
The process: In Photoshop I carefully select the leaf from its background, that is the sometimes tedious part of my work. Then comes the fun part, I build separate patterns individually, and then put the designs into a larger design until it sings to me. And, I kid you not, when I get a good one the angels sing Hallelujah!
Colors and Spirit
Nature always wears the colors of the Spirit. – Emerson
Family Patterns Comes to Life
In San Francsico until August 21, 2014