Gambel Oak – Quercus gambelii

The oaks are  starting to change colors here in the Colorado montane. The colors will be in the yellow/brown range this year due to the conditions that prevailed around here last summer. The leaves will fall by November and re-emerge next May, one of life’s comforting certainties. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1001229

Wild Apples

There’s and old, old apple tree at the Comanche Venable trailhead in Colorado. No one tends it now but the browsing deer. It’s grown scraggely and wide as the years pass. In spring its whitepink blooms billow in the montane sun. By September the fruit finally ripens to a sour, wormy greenred, hard and plump, abundantContinue reading “Wild Apples”

Colorado Blue Spruce – Pinus pungens

Colorado Blue Spruce thrives in the Colorado montane where we spend summers. The tree is making a comeback after having been severely attacked by a beetle that plagued the species ten or more years ago. They grow tall an thick, their neighbors are the ponderosa and fir trees in the area in which we live. Their foliageContinue reading “Colorado Blue Spruce – Pinus pungens”

Limber Pine – Pinus flexus

The cones shown here are from the Limber Pine. They are shown in an unripened stage, as they mature they’ll turn brown. I found these while walking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of Colorado. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/994785

Claret Cup Cactus – Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Artists pigments on 140# hot press paper, masked border, initialed on front, dated, signed and titled on back8 on back $30 USD, $4 to ship https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/956540

Fountain

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ, has so many little niches, secluded corners and hidden respites. They’re are all delightfully designed and full of life and beauty. The little fountain shown here is one such place. Come visit the garden. $20 USD, $3 to ship https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/956728

San Pedro Cactus

This cactus blooms during the cool hours of the day and will turn black in a few hours. A rosey red fruit will form in the weeks after to blossom is gone. The botanical name for this plant is Echinopsis pachanoi. 60 USD, $5 to ship https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/jean-krueger/san-pedro-cactus/715272