|Irrigated roses, Sunday morning, Under the Eaves Inn at Zion in Springdale, Utah|
I've been painting from Death Valley to Zion NP and you can see the latest 3 states (numbers 45, 46 and 47) in the Fifty State Plein Air Painting Project. I was in time for spring...not a banner year for desert wildflowers due to lack of snow and rain, but there were still plenty of blooms in ditches and pockets all over the Mojave Desert. I saw wildlife; mule deer, black-tailed jackrabbit, western cottontail, roadrunner, kit fox, birds that I cannot identify, and a western coach whip snake, commonly called Red Racer....none of which are in the photos below...just their habitat.
|Desert Springs Botanical Garden, Las Vegas, NV|
IMHP, the best thing in Las Vegas...and the home of above mentioned forty inch long pretty snake.
|Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge - alkali water, home of the amargosa pupfish, Nevada and a totally delightful surprise for me. Uniquely beautiful place.|
|My Death Valley set-up with partially completed painting|
|Self portrait in Golden Canyon, Death Valley NP, California|
|Kolob Canyon, Zion NP, Utah|
Let me know what you are up to. I welcome questions and comments...this trip filled some of my life dreams; Death Valley, Zion and Cirque du Soleil!