The past few months have brought up the color and feel of the southwest. It is wonderful! Here in the Portland metropolitan region, with flat skies and moisture all around and daylight differences from the neurological memory parallel with the southwest, these are all also sublime food. I painted “Subtle Descent” using that heart memory, with the hard pack earth, the wonder of water absent, the spiritual pipe to the skies. I liked that studio session. Now, a few days after a lovely snow here, and the rains having melted it away, we looked out and were struck by how much green filled our eyes! The kind of green that is wet and mossy and has a life of its own. Wherever you are, I wish you life!