I've been thinking a lot about Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. Something about all of those lushes trees and meadows of flowers. Where I live in the high desert, it is often rather brown, with Joshua Trees in abundance. When I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, it wasn't uncommon during Memorial Day weekend to drive to either Lake Tahoe or Yosemite. I miss those trips, but I don't miss the hoards of travelers. I'm just happy to paint those memories.