Friday, March 9, 2012

I have a beautiful bouquet of flowers on the table, which just kept calling to me.  Paint me! Paint me! Paint me before I drop all my petals!  So I am painting it, bit by bit.  I started with a stalk of brilliantly red Alstroemeria. Their common name is the Peruvian Lily.  The flowers are made up of 3 petals and 3 sepals, referred to by botanists as tepals!  One other rather unusual thing I noticed while painting the flowers is that the leaves all twist, so the lower leaf surface faces up.

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