Sego Lilies and Bees

The next installment of state flower inspired doodles is Utah’s flower, the Sego Lily, after Colorado and Illinois, I’ve lived in Utah for the longest. I went to school there, had the most awesome job ever as a BYU operator, and enjoyed looking at the awesome Wasatch mountains.

Apparently, the Sego lily was chosen as the state flower much like the Common Gull was chosen as the state bird; they both saved the early inhabitants from certain death. The flower provided an emergency food source, and the gulls ate invading locusts that were destroying crops.

Industrious Bees and Sweet Sego Lilies

Industrious Bees and Sweet Sego Lilies

 

I’m still trying to master using negative space and color.