This summer I once again returned to paint with my aunt. It was another deeply wonderful time. I brought my brushes, paints, and photographs and planned to paint trees. However, we started with flowers (see Ocean Afternoons) and moved on to the marsh. I was able to transfer my new found skills and confidence from painting trees to painting flowers, marshes, and mountains. The pull to paint is strong and I am enjoying gathering photos from favorite places to paint and I will surely need to schedule a ‘business’ trip to California to spend some more time with the trees that led me to painting.