I never ceases to amaze me how perfect nature is. I live in the middle of the woods and I still stop and check out every new flower or toad or bird, etc., I see when I walk out my door. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I see a bird or tree and think, "wouldn't that be beautiful in a painting?" I feel fortunate and blessed that I live in an area where the seasons change and so does the canvas. The older I get, the more I appreciate this. Nature, like painting, requires us to slow down a bit and just enjoy the moment.