July already! Time flies faster and faster all the time. Scary.
Ever seen one of these? It’s a Caesalpinia pulcherrima, but we just call ‘em Mexican Bird of Paradise. They bloom (everywhere) in summer. The top will go increasingly yellow, although I’ve never seen one completely bloomed out.
Here’s another thing that blooms every summer in the desert. It’s a cicada. They’re supposed to have a 17 year life cycle, but I’ve seen them every year. They come up out of the ground around July 1, shed their shell, and buzz all day and all night. It is about the size of a Brazil nut. I hate ‘em. Yuck. Sorry if you’re eating lunch.
Okay, so I took this picture of a raven in Alaska, and it kept cawing (hee hee) me to make something of it.
Every time I do one of these crazy-pieced backgrounds I say never again, I’ll paint or dye my backgrounds from now on. It would be so much faster. But this time I thought it would be cool to have some classic pieced blocks hidden in plain sight. Kinda fun.
Back to the studio. Break’s over.