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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Summer Symphony!

Wildflowers from the high country, SBAI 2016 Chronicles, page #21. Rebecca Swain, colored pencils. (please, click to enlarge)

Colorado’s High Country Summer Symphony. Rebecca Swain’s goal is to document all the different wildflowers from her property in Evergreen, CO. Here is a fraction of the vast variety of plants blooming in the end of July at the 8250 ft (2500 m) elevation. Lupine, Mariposa lily (Calochortus) and columbine (Aquilegia) on the left had already passed the blooming by the end of Rebecca’s sketchbook week and the high summer composites: blanket flowers (Gaillardia), sunflowers (Rudbeckia) and coneflowers (Ratibida) had taken over the landscape - bluebells (Campanula) continue blooming until the snow arrives in September.
If you have not followed our 2016 sketchbook project during the past five months on the SBAI Facebook site, please click here to see the 21 pages/spreads completed thus far.

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