Here are a few of the fun nature treasures we found this year. Yes, that is a praying mantis in the middle, and I painted him because I had never seen one so tiny. He was gracefully crawling across my shirttail, and to put it in perspective, from the tip of his antenna to the back of his feet this little guy was a little smaller than my index fingernail (which is cut short). After observing him for a while, we put him in the tall grasses off the deck, but I sure hope the anole didn’t have him for a snack!
Anyhow, starting on the top left are some pieces of beach glass we found. Going clockwise is a cockle shell and a coquina shell. The bottom row is a small selection of the shark teeth we found throughout the week. Thanks for joining me today for this #NatureDoodlewash.
13 thoughts on “Topsail Treasures #NatureDoodlewash”
Love the art and the story of the little mantis
Yay! Another beach combing nature doodlewash! Nicely done Carol!
This is fantastic! I almost didn’t see that little mantis at first! Beautifully done, Carol! 😍
Awesome picture! Makes me want to go to the beach now:)
These are really cool Carol! Awesome finds. I like your composition – well done. 🙂
Thank you, Sissh. I appreciate that 🙂
Thank you, Charlie! 🙂
Thanks, Susan. I’m not through with the beach just yet 😉
Thank you, Terri 🙂
Yay to that too!! 🙂 The beach is such a perfect place for a nature walk.
Very lovely work Carol! The beach seems inspiring many of us these days here in California is very hot this week so better think at ocean waves! 😉
So glad you had a vacation that has inspired so many beautiful watercolors!