Walking up the trail.
Carrying a light pack.
Lunch and my old paint box.
Watercolors. The light-hearted colors
that I abandoned long ago.
Thinking about Marion Kavanaugh Wachtel
and her husband Elmer Wachtel.
Riding on horseback
across the California mountain passes.
Painting outdoors in the High Sierra.

[ the idea of painting the woods and mountains]