Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Blue Mountain's Meadows (sold)

"Blue Mountain's Meadows" 9x12 oil on board, ©Laura Gable
At a recent paint out excursion in the Walla Walla area of Eastern Washington, we ventured into the Rooks Park area and hiked a ways to this lovely valley with distant views of the Blue Mountains of Oregon. It was a beautiful day, warm with slight breezes. Lupines were blooming at my feet along this idyllic path. They've had a mild and wet spring, leaving the area quite green. The cool shade of distant trees harkened. The area was lush with wildlife--we heard calls from wild pheasants and tracks left by deer. It's a hiking area treasured by the locals.

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