Friday, November 4, 2011

painting: bee on milkweed

One of the first paintings done of a bee NOT seen in our own yard or immediate neighborhood-- this honeybee was seen and photographed at a delightful butterfly garden in Elkton, Oregon when we passed through this summer. I highly recommend a visit  if you find yourself in the Umpqua Valley between Memorial Day and Labor Day (they're only open when the high school students who work there are out of school.)

At right you can see the full milkweed flower more clearly--  an important host plant for Monarch butterflies. See a little video we filmed of the Monarchs in Elkton here.

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