Flowers and Plants, Uncategorized

Summer wildflowers

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© Letizia Morley 2017

I snapped this shot with my ipad so the quality isn’t great but at least I captured the vibrant colours, dappled shade and mesmerising quality of a field of wild flowers at their peak, at the nearby botanic garden. I recently planted a very similar wildflower garden in my backyard specifically to attract honey bees and butterflies, of which there are sadly few in the area of Scotland where I live. Red poppies are always a welcome sight and you can see many scattered here in the photograph. Butterflies and bees seem to especially like red, purple and yellow flowers.

 

 

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Butterflies, Uncategorized

Piano Key Butterfly Painting

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© Letizia Morley 2017

The latest in my series of butterfly paintings. Here is the Piano Key butterfly, scientific name Heliconius Melpomene. It is native to central and South
America and is also known as the Postman Butterfly. Most often this butterfly is just red, black and white but I found a reference photo with blue accents that make it extra exotic. This is a digital painting done in the Procreate app for iPad Pro.  Continue reading

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