Sage, October’s Plant of the Month

October is the month when the Sage Brush puts out yellow blooms in BC’s Okanogan.

The sage turns yellow with blooms in the fall up in the hills above Merritt, BCAn ancient weathered sage with pale greens and oranges in the background. old sage brush on Naramata roadLook at these colours – October has to be the most beautiful month in BC’s interior.sagebrush blooming in the fallSage is made up of such subtle grey-greens but when they bloom subtlety goes out the window. sage brush in bloomA sketch of rocks and sage from our trip down to Canyonlands in the USA. Canyonlands National Park in Utah: watercolour sketch of rocks and sageA rock covered with petroglyphs against another ancient sage. Naramata Sage & PetroglyphSage with Pink Desert Rock, acrylic, sand and hand-made paper on Masonite, 4′ x 3′. Sage with Pink Desert Rock, acrylic, sand and hand-made paper on Masonite, 4' x 3'Rough acrylic sketch of a sage brush that has since been painted over somewhat unsuccessfully. I’m glad I took photos since the undo button doesn’t work when you’re playing with paint and not pixels. small sage painting Step 2Detail of the sage painting. Detail of an acrylic painting of Sage BrushPainting of Sage Dancers; acrylic on a wood cradle, 24″ x 18″. Painting of Sage Dancers; acrylic on a wood cradle, 24" x 18"Detail of the Sage Dancers.Detail of an acrylic painting of Sage DancersMore of Nancy Merrill’s Photo Challenge: October.

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