August 17, 2010, Mountain Ash Berries

This is the painting created today.  The Mountain Ash is the Rowan tree in Montana.  There is a Native American legend that the number of Mountain Ash berries forecasts how severe the winter will be.  I’ve noticed that the chokecherries are few and far between and I’ve heard the wild huckleberries are not very plentiful this year.  Will we have a mild winter?  The Mountain Ash trees in my yard have few berries, but they are already beginning to ripen.  The color of the berries right now are more like the apricots, but will be red by the time colder weather arrives.

This is an oil painting on canvas, 3 inches by 2 1/4 inches.

Click on the image to see an enlargement.

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About aliceflynn

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2 Responses to August 17, 2010, Mountain Ash Berries

  1. Barbara says:

    This is lovely, Alice! It brings back happy memories of growing up in New England. We had a mountain ash in our front yard.

  2. aliceflynn says:

    Thank you, Barbara. The birds are foraging like crazy right now to get ready for winter. The red mountain ash berries, juniper berries, chokecherry, birds are wandering in flocks through my lawn to pick out anything with nourishment!
    ~Alice

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