This post is unique in that it contains zero sketches. However, it does contain material that may become sketches! So by dint of being useful and possibly aesthetically pleasing, these images have been included in today's post. All have had some filter or photo editing applied to them, such as the program I was using and my skill allows. I am not a professional photographer. I just like taking photos, and when you sometimes need those photos for reference, it's helpful to be able to get the subject as close to what you need as possible. That and it's enjoyable to have photos around that look like they are intentional.
This is a hibiscus flower getting ready to open.
A bumble bee was found busy during a recent walk.
In the early spring, there was a lone Japanese maple making a start in a new world.