Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas in Bedugul, Bali


View from Jeff and Yanti's house where we had an traditional English dinner—turkey and the works. Hard to believe but there was no rice. This is a view from the outdoor dining area across the lake.

Got up early Saturday morning to sketch the view before we took a hike. Everyone else was asleep.

Jeff and Yanti have beautiful gardens and Jeff is an "orchiholic". This is the rare Black Orchid of Kalimantan that just bloomed. Done in a cheap journal that didn't scan at all well.

8 comments:

Phyllis said...

Love all of these pages - I can feel the tropical essence in them.

Linda T said...

Gorgeous colors!

Margaret Ann said...

Spectacular orchids...You cannot even begin to imagine the joy these Bali drawings bringto me! What a treat... I love seeing all of your adventures...:)

Possum Patty said...

Beautiful tropical colors! Love the sketches.

Anonymous said...

I love all the sketches as I always do---on the Black Orchid--I tried to look this up to see a photo of the flower and it is not easily found--is the spelling Cedegyne Panduata right? Your sketch is marvelous--so much there and lovely comp...winna

Jennifer Lawson said...

Hi Winna. The orchid guy misspelled it, so my journal entry is incorrect. The correct spelling is coelogyne pandurata. Very rare and quite beautiful.

Jennifer

A Brush with Color said...

These are beautiful, Jennifer! Your watercolors get better all the time--happy New Year!

loodec said...

<a href="http://www.bali-deals.com>Bedugul Botanical Garden </a>has a collection of thousands of plants that reach 16,000 plants consisting of a collection of 1500 species, 320 genera, and 155 tribes plants. In addition there is also wild plants and various birds. The total area of Kebun Raya Bedugul 154.5 hectares with a very friendly landscape at an altitude of 1250-1400 above sea level.