Saturday, October 22, 2011

Drawing onsite at the Millennium Seed Bank

NB: 9TH DEC, 2013:  Apologies for the missing photos which I've just discovered here. Will be attempting to repost this soon! Sophie Munns

These are a few of the drawings from the past week or so. Excuse the brevity of my notes whilst posting so late tonight!

This image I found in the libary and was drawn to it ... being a fossil seed image... a cupole that was imprinted in the rock and if from Devon, England (late devonian period).

A jacaranda seed that I was able to put nder the Microsope to see in great detail... The jacaranda tree was omnipresent in the town I grew up in... and even though it is from South America it was well loved and adopted as if a native.

Acorn 'cups' I found walking the grounds

this one  have yet to get the name of... below is the other end of the pod.

these I picked up in Cornwall...
From Mexico

From South Africa
native to tropical America

From Lebanon .. up close this was an intriguing structure.
Below is the drawing I did when it was under the Microscope.

I'll be posting more images when possible. Its been a fascinating week indeed!

NB: just found the images not there- 28th January 2013. Don't know what has happened... 


india flint said...

the nameless one looks remarkably like papaver somniferum
i could be wrong
glad you're having such a productive time me dear

pRiyA said...

these are lovely drawings sophie. i love the acorn cups best of all, something we don't get here.

Heavens2Betsy said...

These are all things of extreme natural beauty, each and every one. penny

Sophie Munns said...

Lovely to read your comments... thanks for popping in all!

Elle and Lou said...

They all look wonderful- I really like the way you compose these works.

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing! These are very pretty.

Velma Bolyard said...

i love the composition of the seeds from kenya. and, with india, i thought *poppy*, whichever one.


Sophie your drawings are gorgeous. I love each and every one. Hope you are still travelling safely. You are in my thoughts sweetie xxx

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