On the far side of the train tracks is a brook that runs through the woods. Blue flag Iris bloom along the shore in the spring and provide great sites for painting. The iris paintings belong to a group that is loosley called "Ground Cover" that had beginnings with the ferns in the backyard.
With the iris and other plants that have filled canvas, I think it is the shear number of contrasts that draw me in. Colours and textures, shapes and sounds.