My mom taught me about Mariposa Lilies; her mom taught her.
We used to find them on walks with Cindy above South Coast Hospital.
“Never pick them; they are endangered.”
They thrive in fairly dry hills with just enough water, but not lush green fields.
I think, like California Poppies, they are fragile and wouldn’t last long in water.
Some things are fleeting and so you stop in the moment and breathe them in:
Making a memory.
In truth, they are the palest lavender, but the light bounces yellow off the stamens, making them an odd color mix of pale lavender and pale yellow or peach…
Pentalic Aqua Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Sennelier, Holbein, QoR and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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