Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Peak July

...acrylic and pencil on single ply archival matte board 7.75 x 9.75 inches. Sunny, glorious days of late July....I often walk to a little area shaded by aspen saplings, and look toward home line. It was still early in the afternoon....breezy, but very hot, so the shade was very welcome. Aspen leaves make a steady, gentle sound in the wind....always pleasant to be in their company.

Aspens are considered as scrub trees by many...they grow easily and quickly, soft wood that cannot be burned as fuel, quick to break and die, but they provide cover for more hardy trees. I've loved aspens since I was 7 years old. I would climb them and listen to the aspen in the wind talks to you....

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