Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Plant identification anyone?

I don't mean to be a pest, but I'm really curious about these plants that I found growing in my flower bed. I'm trying to decide whether they are tree seedlings which I might want to uproot or something interesting.

Now this one, I'm pretty sure is a raspberry plant. The stems have been chewed almost to the ground, but the leaves do look like the wild raspberries around here.

 This is the one I'm most interested to find out about. This picture was taken a couple of weeks ago.(If you click on the pictures you will get a much larger version.)
 This photo shows the leaf arrangement a lot better. There are three plants and some have more red than others.

Any big ideas? I'd sure appreciate even guesses to give me ideas about what to Google.

Here are my teapots with paint. These are inchies. (1"x1") I've since cut them out and mailed them off.
 A gal on the ATC site asked for a painting of an owl.
 Another lady wanted a mermaid. Hands and faces are not my forte folks...
That's it for now. Micah called and asked if I wanted to ride along to town with her, so I'd better get ready.

If someone guesses the identity of the mystery plant there might be a prize in it for you. Maybe a custom ATC? ("Oh, wow!" they said, rolling their eyes...)

I hope you're all having lots of sunshine. I saw the sun for a few minutes this morning. I stuck my head out the door to admire it, but it was raining at the same time, so I didn't go out. :)

Shalom to all!


  1. For a teapot I would definitely identify a plant, if I at all could. I can't! I do like the idea of the inch by inch. Goodness, even as a philosophy of life that is appealing! I also liked Pom Pom's idea of drawing Easter dresses. maybe I could draw inch by inch summer dresses? Covered in mystery leaves. Very Celtic!

  2. I'm sorry but I haven't a clue as to what your mystery plants are. May be something that doesn't even grow around here. I guess you could take a few leaves and see if the people at the nursery could help identify them??

  3. Hallo, dear Lisa, I cannot identify these plants. I like your sensitive feeling for them.

    The teapots are very nice!

    I hope you have spent a fine time in the town with Micah!

    I'm sorry about the rain in May in your region. May is such a beautiful month with a lot of new hope and miracles, so I hope, that sun will come soon to make this special May-miracle very big and great!

  4. I don't know plants but funot art and teapots! Have a wonderful day! ♡

  5. Ummm, not sure, but I'd look at a few pictures of what poison ivy looks like in your area. There are lots of varieties. Could it also be poison sumac? At first I thought it might be virginia creeper, but I don't think it is. Especially since you are "in the woods" I'd check out poison ivy/oak/sumac to be sure it's not one of them.

    Fun art. I'm particularly liking the owl. I like owls.

  6. I had thought of poison sumac, too, but the leaves don't seem to be attached the same as sumacs usually are. It also doesn't seem to have the same leaf arrangement as poison ivy. We have tons of that around here, so I'm pretty familiar with it. I won't be touching it, just in case, lol.

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