Saturday, April 26, 2008

Spring remains elusive in our part of the country. It was 17 degrees this morning and barely above freezing yesterday. The river flowing past my studio wears a cloak of white. The only signs of spring are some of the migrant arrivals such as this fairly rare[for our area] White Faced Ibis' Osprey have returned and are fishing on the river. A grizzly was put down after causing havoc at the Bitterrrot Ranch N E of town and other grizzlies have made their presence known north of town. I have been watching about 40 head of elk just west of town and they are getting impatient with the slow progress of warmer weather. Just
waiting for the snow to begin melting so they can begin their trek into the high country.

The majority of construction work on the gallery is now finished so I am back to painting and my painting for the day is this 9"x12" Acrylic painting of late afternoon light filtering through this Aspen grove. If you are interested in this painting or any of the paintings listed on this site, please contact me through the Silver Sage Gallery at or email me at