Rockport Tx Beach Park Evening

1/27/22

Question For Readers

 

Adventure Location: Rockport,Texas

Adventure Date: 1-27-2022

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The morning started well with the desire to go ahead and try to do a preliminary picture we had had on our mind for over a year. It is based on a picture we took years ago at Padre Island National Seashore. The bird instead of the usual S shape to its neck, had its neck stretched straight out upward trying to see over the sand dune. This is a colored pencil only and is considered a sketch to decide if a full painting is warranted for the subject.

Enjoy The Watcher





Now it is time for the Teams to get some help. We asked the worker trimming the vines and he had no idea. Nice fellow but apologized for his lack of knowledge. So readers please help identify the vine that we have not been able to identify by way of the Internet. Thank you.



It was another good walk day today so maybe the OFM is about over the string of difficulties that has been hounding him for several weeks. Along side the trail we noticed some trees with very pretty foliage coloring this winter. It is a nice mix of red/green leaves. It was very cloudy today so we will be looking to see it in particular the next sunny day we walk.





And finally we have supper from tonight.



Sliced poached chicken, sliced bell pepper, white onion and hash brown potatoes all warmed gently in the microwave and wrapped in a dinner size tortilla and it was wonderful. That is a good way to relax before starting the blog report on how to have tooooo much fun.



15 comments:

  1. Thank you Kathy. When I looked up Heart Shaped Vine, the leaves are a more full rounded shape than these are.

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  2. I'm betting that vine is a smilax of some kind. Around here, we have the kind that have thorns. But there are lots of other kinds.
    I think the heron is worth doing. He's looking vigilant in the sketch. I'd be thinking about the rest of the painting. Not that I have a clue to offer on composition. Keep at it!

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    1. I need to check for thorns tomorrow. It is looking right so far.

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  3. Saw Greenbriar Smilax bona-nox Lily family.

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    1. I think we are closing in on it. According to the internet it is good for eating,

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  4. My plant knowledge is from northern Minnesota but it looks like what I know as bindweed and it is very invasive. It has a flower similar to a morning glory and I've heard it called 'wild morning glory'.

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    1. According to what I read on the internet, bind weed is close to this weed. Now I know some details to look for tomorrow.

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  5. My research (Google)says it is an invasive Climbing Yams vine.

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    1. That is one of the several vines the Google site sent me to earlier.

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  6. I don’t know anything about the vine but I absolutely love The Watcher.

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  7. Love the new sketch! If you do make a painting,
    put one of your beautiful skies instead.
    Have a nice day, Barney.

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    1. I appreciate the comment on the sky. As you noticed there is a big difference between a "painting" and a "planning sketch". By the way skies are not easy to fit to the mood and style of a painting. The more I learn the longer the painting takes. But it is great fun.

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