Thursday, August 22, 2013

Conejos Pop

Conejos Pop__6 x 8 oil study
This was a great summer for poppies at the family place in Colorado. On the Conejos River, in fact!
The guys in our family began calling it the "Cojones River" this year, after a certain incident which I will share tomorrow...
The poppies blaze for about 3-4 weeks and some years are better than others...The first few that "popped" open this year were beaten to a pulp by a HUGE hail storm. The hail also took out all the rhubarb that my father in law nurtures. Though there were JUST enough good stalks underneath to make a rhubarb pie! favorite!
The second batch of poppies were spectacular...

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