Friends in the Woods, Claret Cup Cactus Blooms, Prescott, AZ
50×40 Oil on Canvas
In late spring, some friends and I went to a cabin in the woods in Prescott. We cooked, antique shopped, and of course, hiked. There are some wonderful trails in Prescott, along creeks, among the pinons and under the pine trees. It was on one of those hikes that we spied this beautiful mound of echinocereus triglochidiatus glowing on a bank, nestled among the pines needles and boulders. It demanded a closer look.
While I was on this trip, I got the call that my dad was not doing so well. There was nothing I could do, and I was so far away. My friends listened to me, cried with me, prayed with me. And that’s what good friends do. They are like shining lights at the end of a dark tunnel. The beauty these cactus blooms will always remind me of their love and care.
Arizona Highways Project
From the True Blue Arizona Series