“The Annual Masked Mt. Ash Berry Ball”

February 8, 2018

There are quite a number of songbirds which find Mountain Ash berries tasty treats. The N. American Robin is able to return to our British Columbia interior much earlier because of them, surviving until the ground thaws and worms are plentiful. Grosbeaks, Chickadees, Waxwings, Finches, Towhees, Juncos, and many others feast on Mountain Ash berries. Also known as the Rowan tree, Mountain Ash berries are extremely high in Vitamin C, and can be boiled and turned into jam/marmalade, though they are bitter and require a good deal of sugar. Here’s a recipe for ‘Aunt Ickes Rown Berry Marmalade’ (not my aunt–and not a recipe I’ve tried FYI) http://en.heilkraeuter.net/cooking/rowan-berry-marmelade.htm

Here is the finished watercolour featuring the Cedar Waxwing and the Mountain Ash. It is available for purchase, $325US matted; $400US framed, shipping costs extra. Contact weisserlance@gmail.com.

The Annual Masked Ashberry Ball July 2016 10 x 16 a
‘The Annual Masked Mt. Ash Berry Ball’ watercolour, 10″ x 16″, Saunders Waterford Hot Press Paper 140 lb., by Lance Weisser.

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6 Responses to ““The Annual Masked Mt. Ash Berry Ball””

  1. Thank you Carl for your very appreciated remarks. I like your drawings and positive message.

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  2. The soft colors are very soothing and complement each other comfortably.

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  3. I’m thrilled you actually got to see them for real! wow.

    Like

  4. Good morning ~

    I just found these lovelies waiting for me and have been oohhh-ing and aawww-ing. Then walked out to the kitchen a discovered two of them who flew off the canvas and on to our bird feeder. Very welcome and we promise to treat them with much love.

    Thank you for the visit. Also very welcome. The sun is valiantly trying for sky time but dark clouds are making it play peek-a-boo.

    😊 Love you!

    On Thu, Feb 8, 2018 at 12:33 PM, weisserwatercolours wrote:

    > weisserwatercolours posted: “There are quite a number of songbirds which > find Mountain Ash berries tasty treats. The N. American Robin is able to > return to our British Columbia interior much earlier because of them, > surviving until the ground thaws and worms are plentiful. Grosbeaks,” >

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  5. Splendid, Lance! I loved seeing your process as you painted.

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