Alaskan Fireweed by Jill Randall
The fireweed are always lovely in Alaska
Anchor River Fall 5”x7” pastel
I am now in Alaska. My husband and I drove up the end of April. It was a beautiful ten day drive through north central U.S. and then through Canada. The first week of May there was still snow in the woods and a pile of snow in front of the door to our small cabin in Anchor Pt. Alaska. We have a wood stove which we are still using every morning and most of the day. But now the trees are starting to leaf out and the fiddlehead fern are coming up. With eighteen hours of daylight, things are starting to grow fast. This small pastel is of the Anchor River which is a famous salmon river. I took this photo last fall when the cottonwood and birch trees turn yellow gold. The fireweed, grasses, and sumac add oranges and reds. The evergreen spruce trees add the greens and smoky blues. Fall is always a lovely season here.
Jill Randall firstname.lastname@example.org http:// www.jillrandalart.blogspot.com