Clifftop Verdure

Fults Hill Prairie, Monroe County, Illinois
May 9, 2019
Oil on canvas
9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm)


The blooms of pale beard tongue, rose vervain, and columbine appear among the spring foliage of Fults Hill Prairie. Eastern Redcedars cling to the edge of the limestone cliff where they can, for the most part, escape the prescribed fires that maintain this hill prairie. Spring flooding along the Mississippi River has inundated Kidd Lake below.

Painted on location.

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