Mariposa Lilies

W16 8 6 PENTALIC MARIPOSA LILY 01My 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.

 W16 7 21 USK PSU BERRY FESTIVAL 02 SQ W16 7 14 PENTALIC INDIAN PAINTBRUSH 03 SQ W16 7 7 PENTALIC LUPINES 03 SQ W16 7 15 PENTALIC BLEEDING HEARTS 01 SQ W16 7 21 USK PSU BERRY FESTIVAL 02 SQ

©D. Katie Powell.
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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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