01 November 2014

some Autumn oaks

We took a quick trip back to Kansas this past week to get a wood rack that missed getting on the moving van last February, then drove on to Arkansas to see some dear friends there before returning to Texas. 

At a roadside park south of Mansfield, Missouri we let the dog get some walk-time in __she's always glad to get out of the truck__ and I gathered some of the leaves and acorns to sketch.

There was very little color in the parts of the Ozarks we drove through --- most trees were losing leaves without much color-change. The only bright was red sumac. But I did find at least one reddishe leaf . . . and exaggerated the color a bit in the sketch.

Not many acorns found but lots of empty caps.


  1. Lovely sketch and composition, Vicky, and yes, I am surprised that our autumn at the other side of the globe is similar to yours this year, not much of the sun, and leaves are falling before they turned yellow or red... last year the autumn was very colorful! Love tiny chicory!!

  2. How odd that we live so far apart yet experience the same conditions. Makes the distance seem smaller somehow.


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