Nothing belongs to you
of what there is,
of what you take,
you must share.
- Chief Dan George
I’ve got some old soft-cover books that I use to record little sketches of grasses, weeds and indigenous flowers on our smallholding (Tarlton, South Africa). I found this finger grass, which is a palatable grass that is regarded as one of the best natural and cultivated pastures (the best known cultivar is Smuts finger grass) in southern Africa. It remains palatable until late in the winter and is often utilised as standing hay.
Pencil sketch and watercolour done in an old soft-cover book
From my portfolio of Flowers
Poster for Field Study group or classroom