Architect, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer, Land Use Planner, Environmental Observer

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ye Shall Know Them By Their Buds ...

I first learned plants in Oregon.
There are a lot of deciduous trees up there and they are difficult to identify in the winter.
To do that, you have to know what the buds look like.

The only way I could do that as a complete novice was to draw them.
Here are a sampling of those drawings dealing with the Maples (Acer) -

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