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Sunday, November 17, 2013

UW Botany Greenhouse

11/17/13 Platinum Carbon ink, watercolor
After late-night birthday carousing (a concert I attended ended after 10 p.m. – long past my bedtime!), I arrived late at the Seattle Urban Sketchers gathering at the University of Washington’s Botany Greenhouse. Fortunately, I’d sketched there previously at an ad hoc sketchout, so I didn’t feel like I’d missed as much. I’m glad I made it – what a great turnout!

With about 15 seconds to select a subject and less than 30 minutes to sketch, I chose a view of the Miriam S. Buddress Cactus and Succulent Collection, where I had previously marveled at all the otherworldly looking species. In my rush, I forgot to note the name of this tall, palm-like succulent that looks like it needs to shave its legs.

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