Golden Chimesa

Across the plains and slopes of the Wyoming foothills splash thousands of acres of golden chimesa, a hardy plant that sips water and clings to the sun-burnt soil. Its flowers range from bleached buttercup yellow to golden marigold and its branches are a dusty olive with a gentle lavender cast. It’s not very tall, it’s not very showy but it’s hardy and persistent and it flows across the landscape like a dusty yellow sea.

Oil on panel     9” X 8”