A Rose by Any Other Name – Red Cinquefoil, White Mountains, AZ
20×16 oil on canvas
Inspired by a hike into the White Mountains if Arizona on the South Fork Trail
Sensing water, deep within,
The timbers sway and draw me in.
Walls of green,
And floors of gold,
By chance to see a shade so bold.
“Stay a while,” I hear her say,
The wind beckons, and I obey.
A tint of yellow, a bee is fed,
But a crimson kiss,
Turns my world red.
South Fork Trail, August 2020
Inspired by the wild flowers of the White Mountains, Arizona, after the recovery of the Wallow Fire, 2011 that burned 538,049 acres.
Part of the “Colors of White” series, a special series for Arizona Highways.
copyright 2021 Dyana Hesson