Sunday, July 11, 2010

American Wildflowers: Black Eyed Susans

Black Eyed Susans by Laura Trevey




















Laura Trevey just painted a beautiful new work of "Black Eyed Susans" I find cheerful, sunny and summery. She says it's the "probably the most common of all American wildflowers."



Susans in the Woodpile by Cole Scott











My husband and I were on a hike to the river today and we passed a lovely bush of them. He wished he had his camera. He loves photographing them. We had lots of them in our yard and woods in our previous home. I've posted a photo he took of them growing between the slats of wood pallets in our back yard.

6 comments:

Susan said...

Lovely painting and photo. I could see them as companion pieces on the wall.

Deborah said...

I'm surprised your husband's camera isn't grafted to his hand!

These are the kind of flowers I'd love my backyard to be filled with. Anything wild is just fine with me.

Gorilla Bananas said...

Are they edible?

Marguerite said...

Lovely summer painting! I had lots of Black Eyed Susans in my yard, in Maryland. They grow here, but not as many, as there. They are one of my favorite flowers.

Susan Erickson said...

now that is a flower that we don't have here...interesting that it is so common elsewhere....nice pics....

Baino said...

I think I like the name more than the flower. My mother loved them and planted them around gum trees. Some still hang about but the rabbits love em. Gorgeous summery painting though. I wish I could afford some decent wall art.

Christina

Christina
by Cole Scott