Friday, September 28, 2018
Monday, September 24, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
A sow and cub and several other black bears have been visiting regularly much of the summer. On Wednesday, the cub climbed one of the mountain ash trees while the sow reached for limbs. The sow has a pretty bad limp and we are pretty sure this is the same on that had two cubs earlier. There seem to be a lot more bears this year, both black and brown. I've been reluctant to paint outside much and carry my bear spray when I do.
It was hard to see the cub in the tree.
Friday, September 21, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
We woke up yesterday morning to see the sunflowers drooping from the first heavy frost this fall. We had watched it grow all summer as it had reached the top of the over 10' stake and develop and begin to lose petals. It is drooping even more today. I'm glad I painted it yesterday.
And this I painted from a photo I took of it soon after it opened.
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Last Sunday, September 9, I had a spur of the minute invitation to go flight seeing over Glacier Bay. It was amazingly beautiful. We left at about 5, flew out to Icy Strait then up the bay to the Brady ice field and along the Fairweather Range and over the west arm and back to Gustavus., an hour in all.
The above are from photos I took as we flew along Mount Bertha and Crillion, part of the Fairweather Range. We were amazed by how little snow pack there was compared to previous years.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
This was cropped from a larger piece. I love what the salt did. I'm out of my comfort zone working wet on wet, but like the way this one turned out.
This one, not so much. I was going to be about the sky, then I started on the trees...
Most of the fireweed are turning brownish, but this one alone the shaded road to our house really caught my eye.