The Botanical Wedding of Sunflowers and Black Eyed Susans
February 25, 2013 § 18 Comments
Today I wanted to share with you a botanical illustration (in progress) for a wedding invitation featuring Black-eyed Susans and a sunflower– some of the local flora in upstate New York where my friends will be married later this summer.
Side note: Thanks to Wikipedia I learned that Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan) has some other great names including Brown-eyed Susan, Brown Betty, Brown Daisy, Yellow Daisy, Gloriosa Daisy, Poorland Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy, and Golden Jerusalem.
Also, here is a 5th story view of the prettiest city I know during the gloomiest time of year. My daily bicycle commute has been gray and wet which I am ready to trade in for some Spring and sun. That said however– tulips are beginning to pop up out of the earth all over the city!
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