I've also been doing the unpacking thing, and had to repair my beloved Danish modern studio table that suffered a broken leg during the move (even well-built furniture cannot withstand a heavy box of textbooks falling on it from above...). Pastel trays are on the table and the laptop is set up to view photos for painting reference. And yet, I've painted not a thing. I keep thinking I will, but then I do other things throughout the day, and nothing happens.
Anyone else have this sort of thing happen to them - a stall-out of sorts, for no real tangible reason? Ugh. It's frustrating to say the least.
I've been busy organizing and re-naming all the photos I took during our drive out here, in preparation for doing a series of paintings. That's almost done, but it's a tedious and time-consuming process that I can only handle doing in batches.
Also, we have been going on the most glorious and amazing hikes many of the days, and that's also taken up a fun part of my time. In stark contrast to CT, where I actually did not enjoy being outside, here I just want to be outside hiking all day. It's glorious to be back in that physical and mental environment.
At any rate, material is building up and needs an outlet. So, for starters, here is a series of photos taken of CO wildflowers. Each hike we've been on has allowed me to capture more and more of the botanical loveliness offered up in this state. I've referred to an identification guide purchased last year - Wildflowers of Colorado, by Don Mammoser, as well as http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/, to try and identify the flowers.
For all you wildflower aficionados, I hope you enjoy these - more will be on the way. The location of the photo is noted as well.