Sunday, March 13, 2011
In the spring, the combination of cold temperatures and dry conditions cause the occasional leaf on the seagrape tree to turn the most vivid colors. I read somewhere that the circular and sometimes heart-shaped leaves turn red around Valentine’s Day, and that people have turned the brightly colored leaves into natural valentines, scratching or writing verses and sentiments right onto the leaf itself. I don’t know if this is true or not, but it’s a charming thought!
If you’d like to read more about our tropical seagrape tree, please visit my previous post here. This is another one that describes drawing a sea grape leaf and foreshortening.
Thank you, too, for all of your get-well thoughts and wishes!
You can click on the caption under the image to view it in different sizes on my Flickr photostream.
Other references of interest:
Tropilab, an exotic importer
The Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce