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.
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