Pansies are one of my favorite garden flowers.
They will grow in extreme temperatures and last a long time.
This pretty lady and her companions,
graced the deck out side my studio window for many months.
Painted for Barb's Studio Atelier RMNP Challenge.
I love the Rocky Mt's. from Colorado to Montana, and into Canada.
They are awesome with their tall jagged peaks,
many still covered with patches of snow and glaciers all year round.
The lower elevations are often filled with evergreens
which unfortunately are being destroyed by bark beetles.
(hence the purple and orangish colors in the trees).
I liked this view of a couple tentatively peering into a shop door,
curious but not quite sure if they want to enter.
It was dark inside and looked very much like a Santeria or Voodoo Shop,
so maybe that was why they were both curious and hesitant.