I walked out my kitchen door, across the road and up on this hillside that is across from my house, with my backpack and a tri-pod. I want to begin for the year, practising my Plein-air and see some improvemnt! I use pastels, and this morning I used a sample piece of Uart, its 7 by 12 " - - -I became very interested in the colors of ligh that was in that morning sky!! Amazing, really. The sky-blue was so light because there seemed to be so much light from the sun coming across these mt.s----have you seen that? I can't wait untill tommarrow to go again!!! C's and C's always - -thanks!