Art In Nature #7.

Hi everyone and welcome back to art in nature today! As I go out walking down the path to the river, I am always on the lookout for some things that are true pieces of art just waiting for someone to notice them. However, it’s not necessary to have a wilderness setting to find these pieces of art. Just walking down the street can do it. That has happened to me here.

The beautiful design of a big seed head from the yellow goat’s beard.

Also, just walking around the yard here I often find some interesting dried flowers and plants that fit very nicely as art in nature. Like the featured image above of this very beautiful, and delicious, wild strawberry. It looked so nice I just had to take a picture of it before enjoying it’s sweet and wonderful taste. I did this with several of our wild berries last year, that way I get to enjoy their beauty as art in nature, plus their beauty on my cereal for breakfast, or in pancakes and other things.

Dried flower remains from the Canada hawkweed.

It is actually a lot of fun to not only go for a walk, but to also add the extra enjoyment of looking for all these different objects of art. It can be a great family activity to try and find as many things as possible each time you go out for a walk together. And then trying to identify some of the items found. Some are very easy to identify, but some things like dried flowers, especially wildflowers, can be much more challenging. Well, I hope you all have a very wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

63 Comments on “Art In Nature #7.

    • Yes, there will be some seeds remain in them, but most are scattered about in the fall. This way the snow can push them into the ground a bit and give them a good start in the spring.


      • In the Middle East , some plants grow in the Winter months ( especially on places with less altitude) and some in the spring…
        There is more warmth farther away from the Poles …

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  1. The strawberry looks like it needs to be picked and eaten ! Beautiful pic Steve ! The other wildflowers show their beauty as well ! Well done ! Have a great day ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ“·πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊI believe I beat Simon !

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  2. Beautiful Steve! Walking we can discover real awesome things! We just need to pay attention πŸ˜‰
    I love wild strawberry πŸ“ and is such a long time from when I had them πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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      • I remember when I used to go with my grandparents in the forest and we always used to find lots of wild strawberries…happy and delicious memories πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹ Have a good nigh sleep Steve and Muffin!

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      • My family and I used to live by a small lake east of here and there was always a lot of wild strawberries there. There’s not so many around here though. Thank you!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒ™

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  3. Hi Steve! Thank you for sharing this experience. Yes, that wild strawberry πŸ“ looked very delicious. Looking for beautiful things in nature is a great family activity indeed. I have done this with my grandkids on many occasions. Identifying various flowers, plants and insects is a great adventure for all! We also use to visit orchards in California to pick and sample (with permission πŸ˜‚) the best fruit. Thanks again! 😁🌞. Praying you had another restful night after losing so much sleep with your toothache. Praying for speedy recovery after that painful tooth extraction.

    Note: I am catching up on what I missed this week. πŸ˜‰

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    • Wow, you’re doing a lot of reading, thanks so much Beverly! Yes, taking kids out and introducing them to nature is great fun. I have done that with many kids over the years, from out church and local home school group and others. My recovery seems to be going well, I no longer need painkillers, but I am still supposed to be careful what I eat until Tuesday. But I’m sleeping good which is nice. Thanks for praying. Have a wonderful and restful weekend!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž


  4. You’re welcome, Steve! Yes, I decided to take some time off from the project and relax like someone recommended to read the posts. Lol. I actually am taking the day off from work on Monday so that is the day I will drill down on the church’s Outreach publication. That is great that you have done that with the kids from church. I am glad your recovery is going well. You’re welcome on the prayers. Thank you, have a wonderful and restful weekend as well! 😁🌞. Take care of him, Muffin! 😁

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    • Good for you! I wonder who would do such a thing. If you don’t get your project done then it definitely wasn’t me!πŸ€”πŸ˜¬ I just said to take some time off, nothing about reading. I don’t think.πŸ™„ And I haven’t been on my computer since this morning, too busy doing things,πŸ˜‚ didn’t really plan that though, just kinda happened. But it has been a great weekend so far and I’m sure it will continue!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒ™
      Meow,meow=I try, but he not listen good, have to lay on top of him so he not move!😸😹


  5. Thanks! No, you will not be blamed. 😁 Trust me, I will get it done. The reading was relaxing. 😏 No, you did not tell me to read, just to relax. I also mixed it with some other fun things today like wishing my 12 year old grandson Happy Birthday via video call to Florida. πŸŽ‚ Talked to him twice. I also had a birthday celebration here for the youngest grandchild. 🧁 This is her first birthday. She was a Leap Year baby in 2020 (born 2/29/20). So there are other contributors to my break from the big project. πŸ˜„ I did most of the reading last night and like you, I was not on my computer most of today. 😁. Yes, it has been a great weekend so far and it will continue. Glad it has been for you as well. 😁. I am updated on your posts….will be back on in 3 or 4 days with my project draft completed at that time, ready to go to the Graphic Designer!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

    Yes Muffin, do what you have to do to make Steve rest and recuperate. πŸ˜πŸ˜‚. Talk to you both in the middle of next week. πŸ˜πŸŒ™

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    • Wow, 2 birthdays in one day! And a leap year baby too, that’s cool. My sister-in-law is a leap year baby. I hope your project turns out great! Thanks for taking the time to read, even with such a busy schedule, I very much appreciate it! Meow,meow=Me too! Hope you have a great week Beverly!πŸ˜πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž


      • Yes, it was very exciting. That is neat the your sister-in-law is also a leap year baby. My granddaughter is the first in our family. It is very exciting. Thank you on the project! That means a lot to me. It is a burden that I have and I want to make sure it is pleasing to God.

        You’re welcome, Steve and Muffin! Your blog is very captivating….thank you! All right, I am really signing off now. πŸ˜‚. You both have a great week as well! πŸ˜β˜•οΈπŸŒž

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      • Thank you so much for saying that about my blog Beverly, you have been very encouraging ever since coming here, I truly appreciate that!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ί I waited a bit before answering so I wouldn’t keep you here longer!πŸ˜‚
        I’m very sure that what you are doing will truly please God Beverly, you’re doing great!
        Have a good evening, hope you enjoy the start of the new story.πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒ™


  6. You’re welcome, Steve! 😁. Thanks for that! πŸ˜‚

    Thank you for your words of encouragement, Steve! Above all else, that is my desire…to please God!

    Thank you, hope you had a good evening. I know I will enjoy the new story. πŸ˜πŸŒ™

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  7. I wonder how it gets dry, when it’s cold πŸ€” during snow time ? they freeze? or get dry? or they don’t bloom at all πŸ˜³πŸ€” oh these are from spring right ☺️ I think I need a cat to remind me I’m not thinking straight 😸 can I borrow muffin for a while 😁

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