Legos In Nature

These are tiny blossoms and seeds from my neem tree. It’s a native of India. When the seeds drop to the ground, a few germinate.  My giant tree started that way from my mom’s tree, and hers came from her neighbor’s tree. I liked how the light fell on the wall behind the vase. The walls look like three colors, but the whole area is actually the dark brown you see on the right.


I liked the warm light in this photo that I took on a late afternoon walk.  It almost makes the rabbit look real.


On a morning walk, I spotted these patterns created by the light coming through the tree.


Practicing again with my Pentel watercolor brushes.  I was painting this nasturtiam flower outside, in the sunshine.  So the paint dried VERY quickly.  Trying to add layers, and get the colors darker, got a little too muddy looking.  I decided to do a second one inside, adding layers while the paper was wetter.  I think I like the flower on the first one, and the leaves on the second one.  Sigh…



We’ve been having some warm sun and cool breeze, so it was an ideal time today to go to a local garden that was originally started on a landfill.  Also, they are currently having an exhibit of lego garden-related sculptures by artist Sean Kenney.  It took him 173 days using about 500,000 legos. There were 15 sculptures in all.  Here’s just a few.









And a couple scenes from the garden. (No legos involved).




And as I love meaningful quotes, I’ll leave you with this.

“There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against the other.”   Edouard Manet

Have a beautiful weekend.



3 thoughts on “Legos In Nature

  1. what a wonderful, versatile post. i never heard of the neem before, it doesn´t grow here. the look against the lightened wall is fabulous. i like your sketches and for sure i would have visited this lego Exhibition if possible.

  2. Love your post today. First off – that photo of the neem plant and the light in the room is so pretty. Years ago I bought Neem powder from a health food store – way back in the 80’s. This stuff was great- it’s uses were many – you could even brush your teeth with it – or make a poultice ..on and on. This was back in the day when I use to grow Kombucha babies. Somehow I obtained a mother mushroom and would grow the babies – when I got too many I would blend them up ad use as fertilizer. I had forgotten all these memories until I read about your neem.

    Love nasturtians. I never knew their name until I had my husband pull off the freeway in Santa Barbara because they were growing along the fences and down the exits. I picked some and brought them home and researched until I found the name of them.

    Anyway loved the garden pics etc. Have a great day.

  3. My comment whisked away. Lovely photos you’ve captured of the magic of light and shadow. Legos, ah I like that carp. Many buckets still in my house waiting for grandchildren…xox

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