chimney rock and lake lure flowering bridge

Recently I visited North Carolina. I went on many hikes. My favorite one was Chimney Rock. Here is a shot above the chimney.

Chimney Rock, North Carolina

After the hike up Chimney Rock, I visited Lake Lure and found this wonderful flower garden. It was built over a bridge. Here are flowers and foliage pictures I took.

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It inspired some flower drawings here is a peek into my sketchbook.

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henry coe state park

Last weekend we visited Henry Coe State Park in Morgan Hill. It is the largest state park in northern California. It was a beautiful day and the park was filled with lots of wild flowers. We hiked to frog pond. I have been pretty sedentary so, the six mile hike kicked this girls butt. Here are some pictures of the park.

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Frog Pond

Henry Coe SP

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Just got back from vacation and have been busy regrouping. I want to share a pattern I’m working on this week. The original art is below and was created by Rose, my co-worker John’s daughter.

Original by Rose

Original by Rose

Here is the pattern I created from the flower. I love the muted colors. I want to use the other elements as texture. Need to research and find out how.

Flower by Rose

Flower by Rose

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