Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"One Last Homage..."


...to the jubilant color of the glorious Colorado aspen.

Did you know that...
~Aspen trees can be found in every Western state except Hawaii!
~Trees from any one aspen grove are genetically identical.
and because of this
aspens are claimed to be the world's largest
and
perhaps oldest living organism!
~Individual trees are short-lived, but the root stocks of some groves
may date back to the last ice age!

"Delicious autumn!
My very soul is wedded to it,
and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
seeking the successive autumns."
~George Eliot

"The glittering golden aspen...
What a jewel in the autumnal wardrobe of Mother Nature!"
~Me :)

20 comments:

Lisa Reed said...

You blow me away, as always. Our son, Daniel, called them Tylenol Trees--he mis-heard--Aspirin/Aspen and somehow in his 4 yr old brain called 'em Tylenol Trees. We still do!
Very pretty!
Lisa

Teri C said...

Wow, gorgeous compostion and colors. I think I need to go to Colorado soon. You are making my mouth water these last few posts.

Christie said...

Beautiful composition and delicious leaves

Anonymous said...

How in the world did you get that wonderful texture on the leaves? They look real enough to touch. I could stare at them all day.

kazumiwannabe said...

It's awesome what you manage to do with your colors and compositions - this is glorious, like a celebration!

Shirley said...

Amazing! The leaves are great - beautiful colors and wet-in-wet technique. But the amazing work that you do on the composition leaves me breathless! Are these all small sketchbook paintings? If not, I can't imagine how you are patient enough to make those circles! This from a quilter who still hand quilts everything with hundreds of thousands of teensy tiny stitches.

soulbrush said...

you can pay as many homages as you like to these gorgeous autumnal colours...whew!

Mark Kwasny said...

Can I wallpaper my walls with this drawing? Fall all year 'round. Maybe when I get that log home on 50 acres...

susan said...

Margaret, this is beautiful...I loved learning about the aspens! Your blog is so nicely done and a great read early in the morning! We have frost in the fields today in Michigan....and my car needs scraping Ugh!

Anita Davies said...

I agree with Susan, I love visiting your blog in the morning at the start of my day, it's always so uplifting and heartfelt.
Wonderful post!

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

WOW, Margaret, this it brilliant!

Ricardo Sérgio said...

Love this one.

Kathleen said...

Just juicy and joyfully JUBILANT!!! I love the colors composition and creativity - Fabulous!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I didn't know this about Aspens. I do know I am drawn to them.

sharon said...

they are gorgeous! i love this time of year seeing all the trees turn

Linda said...

This is fantastic! I love that background!

freebird said...

Love the composition of leaves in front of snow. Good info too.

Sandy said...

Well, incredibly gorgeous is all I gotta say...! And your new one on top, beautiful

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks for enjoying my favorite place with me!

Lisa...I am still laughing about the "Tylenol trees!" :) So cute!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Stunning. I love the background, and the colours are just wonderful. Loving your work, Margaret.