Last month, I went on a field trip to Bosky Dell Natives - it's a native plant nursery in West Linn, Oregon. I went with the owner of Independence Gardens, the folks who are helping me put raised beds for a vegetable garden in my front yard. We were shopping for some shade-loving native plants, including edibles to put in the back yard.
This is not an ordinary plant nursery - it's more like a crazy fairyland garden full of amazingness.
We did end up buying plants for the garden, but I also had a wonderful time taking pictures.
And thus, a household errand turned into a full-on artist's date.
We were there over an hour . . . and I found these sheets of corrugated metal that are in the process of oxidizing - it looks like the metal is being rusted or patinated on purpose, to be used for siding. I was struck by the colors.
And the amazing textures. I love these warm yellows, oranges, and reds mingling with the cool grays and turquoise and minty blue-green.
I think this is likely to turn up in some encaustic work sometime soon!