Feb 12, 2013 – Manabi – Ecuador
After Saturday’s earthquake, I diffused my pent-up energy with a trek to town. The images above and below show how the recent rains transformed the landscape into many shades of green.
While a large percentage of the people I know are enduring the long cold winter, I am enjoying an almost-perfect climate with an endless supply of green!
Last week, I slowed my pace and inspected the ferns growing in the central park in town. A botanical painting is incubating, and foliage plants continue to catch my eye. I predict a monochromatic painting of vivid greens emerging in the near future!
These roadside watermelons would make a fun painting!
The grasshopper blended well against this Santa Maria medicinal plant.
Do you suppose “Little Bit” iguana (below) dreams of growing up to be super sized?
Below are more closeups of foliage; yes, a botanical or scientific study will surely materialize soon! Many artists have trouble finding subject matter; my problem is: So many great subjects and so little time!
A trip to Guayaquil’s malecon is never complete without a trip through the botanical gardens.
Formal gardens showcase classic specimens, yet a pastoral landscape soothes the senses.
When traveling near Limon Nicaragua, I chuckled when we rounded a curve and disturbed this man’s siesta!
Visit Let’s Be Wild for other examples of the many colors of green in our outdoor world! A special thanks goes to Babs of Life in the Foothills for inquiring about my contribution to this week’s theme! Between dealing with visas, shrimp harvests and earthquakes, I left this one patiently incubating in the Drafts folder! (Thanks, Amiga! I’ll bet you’ve always been a responsible team player!) Please visit her post,The Green of Envy!
(We’ve had a week without rain, so I have also enjoyed pulling lots of GREEN grass in the gardens!)