Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Nine years after the Kootenay Burn II

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More Purple Trees
©2012 Charlene Brown

This picture was painted from a photograph taken in the Kootenay River Valley a couple of kilometers north of the picture I painted last week. It shows the view over the Vermillion Pass to Castle Mountain in the Bow Valley.  The patches of ‘purple’ tree trunks in the foreground identify the edges of the Kootenay Burn of 2003, and the similar patches further up the pass are the remaining signs of the Vermillion Pass Fire of 1967.