Friday, 18 March 2011

Colour from the season - Damson blossom

This beautiful and very old Damson tree was in London and covered with lichen - quite a stunted sort of lichen compared to those I've sampled in North Devon, but it's probably good news that there's any lichen in London at all - as it doesn't usually survive well in urban air quality.
After I 'd drawn it and noted the colours - all the flowers came out! - first time I've had to add an extra row on a sample page - but decided that the yellow in those stamens was worth the effort...

(thanks Graf and Serena!)

...from my seasonal colour sample notebook.