Artistic Collection

Gorgeous Sandy Beach Hideout Collection 

Artistic Collection

 

Gorgeous Sandy Beach Hideout Collection 

Can’t think of a place I’d rather be at the present moment. Inside, warm and feeling some accomplishment adding an additional set to the art print collection. This gorgeous sandy beach hideout collection was taken along the shores of New Smyrna, Florida, it was a beautiful walk.

 

The three images were processed together and have my light signature texture.  Feel free to purchase one print or all three in the collection.

Designs are listed in my Smugmug &  Fine Art America store. Each will carry a different assortment of art choices. If you want to read more about the storefronts and ordering process, click here.

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Cardinal Wildflower


Information: 
The cardinal wildflower is a native Wisconsin perennial. It consists of many bright red tubular flowers. The tubular flowers are arranged in an elongated cluster.





The plant’s stalk height reaches 2-4 feet during the months of July, August and September. It is found in shaded areas along creeks, streams and swamps.

 


3  Facts About The Cardinal Flower

1.) The wildflower was that it was named after the bright red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals.

2.) Flowers are primarily pollinated by hummingbirds.  Other insects find it difficult to navigate the long tubular flowers.

3.) The wildflower is becoming scarcer due to overpicking in some areas.

 

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Eastern Red Columbine Wildflower

Not exactly sure what draws me to the Eastern red columbine wildflower. Is it the curvy lines?  The color? Perhaps, because I see them selectively?

 

Known As:
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• Canadian or Canada Columbine
• Wild Columbine

Scientific Name:
Actaea Pachypoda

(Native) Family:
Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family

 

What Is It & Where Can You Find It In Wisconsin?
• A perennial flower that grows up to two feet high.
• Growing along river banks & woodland areas
• Likes partial shade and areas of filtered sun.
• Flower has showy red and yellow petals and it’s stamens curl upward as it ages.

Collecting Seeds
• Tiny, black seeds ripen at various times within the flowers life cycle.
• Collect seed by hand from August to October.
•  Gently tap the old flowering head into a paper bag.
• Seeds can be dried in open paper bags for about two weeks.
• Store dry seed in sealed, plastic bags in refrigerator until you are ready to plant them.
• Seeds will stay viable with this method for 3 years.

Where Can You Find It In Wisconsin?
• Growing along river banks
• Woodland areas

What It Attracts:
• Bees
• Butterflies
• Hummingbirds.

Native American Use:
Once the plant went to seed, It has been said that the Native American men would crush the seeds and rub them onto their skin. It was supposed to help attract love.

It is the whole LOVE factor that has me interested.  I understand the attraction to the flower.

 

 

 

 

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