Their delicate color and beautiful form was all it took for me to know I had to paint them. However, it was 50ish, 30 MPH winds and in a very inconvenient spot, so no painting took place at that time.
Fortunately, I had my trusty traveling companion, my camera, hung around my neck and was able to capture this image.
I think that one of the most wonderful things about being an artist is that it has given me the ability to see beauty in unexpected places. I am so thankful for that gift.