Cutleaf or evergreen blackberry. I started this drawing in June and finished it in September. During that time the berries had ripened and fallen or been eaten. I chose to cover this variety of blackberry before the more prominent Himalayan blackberry (R. armeniacus) just because it’s more interesting and unique, and fun to draw theContinue reading “BBY019 :: Rubus laciniatus”
Pacific crabapple. Check out these little pomes! I wish I had captured these a bit later in the season with ripe fruit to add some extra colour. This is my first digital art piece in this project. Although I was able to more or less trace my reference photo, I added some of my ownContinue reading “BBY012 :: Malus fusca”
Rose spirea, hardhack, Douglas spirea, steeplebush. Another member of the rose family (see 001 last week), this native bush produces beautiful fuzzy flowers all around the lake for much of the summer. I’ve seen red-winged blackbirds sitting in the dried upper branches eating the seeds. While native, bountiful, and beautiful in North America, this speciesContinue reading “BBY002 :: Spiræa douglasii”
The first species on my observation list from Burnaby Lake is the mountain-ash tree. This is one of my favourite trees as I have had one in my backyard since I was young.