Just a weed?
Some scraggly old random plant?
But what I saw was a very interestingly shaped specimen.
I saw a dreamy vintage lace color on the tightly wound bloom.
I saw spiked leaves, not quite opposite but a little apart from each other on the stem...with delicate lines that were just a tiny bit lighter in color.
I carried my watercolor sketch book with me, along with my compact watercolors.
And this is all you need - oh, and a Pitt Pen.
I sketched out what I saw and then did a quick five minute paint job.
I took the pictures so that I could look at them after I got home...
that way I can grab a look at the plant again - see if I'm painting what I saw or painting what I thought I saw.
Try it - you'll like it!