Fall is officially and earnestly here in the Northwest. The days are getting shorter, wetter and grayer. This means the growing season is pretty much over for most things,and it’s almost harvest time for some of the BEST things. (e.g. pumpkins, concord grapes)
I spent some quality time with these strawberries, which have since decided to downsize and hibernate until next summer. During this short sketch, the leaves would turn, and the stems would bend and stretch for the light. It reminded me of the film, El Sol del Membrillo, in which Antonio Lopez Garcia contends with a perpetually shifting tree. I urge anyone who draws to spend a few hours with a living plant- they’re more dynamic than we know.