I needed to get out and paint. The weather was glorious and the crescent moon beckoned. On Sunday I got my chores done, helped the kids with various projects and homework, then headed out for some solitude. My hike to the edge of the bluffs at More Mesa (its farther than it looks) was rewarded with a breathtaking view. I did two paintings, wrapping up well after dark. My long walk back through a darkness as black as Lamp, Ivory, and Mars all mixed together made that long walk even longer. I had plenty of time to count my blessing and give thanks for the beauty that surrounds us.
Notice the crescent moon in the upper left of the smaller photo.
Photos: Kate Burt