Flowerland Watercolor Date

Flowerland is truly as it sounds, a wonderland filled with plants of all kinds, and all adorably presented. It’s located in Albany, near Berkeley, and I headed there with my friend Pam for a mid-week watercolor date.

This leaf already looks like real-life watercolors.

Pam and I each picked a plant to bring over to our cafe table and paint. I picked this leafy wonder, and Pam started with a pansy.

Pam’s aunt also joined us briefly.

Adorable pansies! On the mini Hahnemuhle block of paper that I brought back for Pam from Berlin.

Afterwards, Pam introduced me to even more East Bay gems: Monterey Market…

… and the Berkeley Horticultural Nursery.

Check out more of my watercolors on instagram at @makelearndo, and Pam’s at @pamelabaron.

Anna Wu is a wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco but often traveling and working around the world. See more of her museum, opera, and symphony exploits under #awculturetime on instagram and view more of her professional work at annawu.com.