This is another plein air painting where I have been enjoying the out of doors while weather permits. I sat on the east side of the pond, “looking west”, this day. There was a prediction of rain and the clouds were just beginning to move in giving this landscape a still and hugged feeling. There was light and it played itself in and around the middle ground trees. Near where I was sitting on the east side of the pond, the frogs were talking and jumping around in the shallows. A deer ran through the upper left quadrant of this scene and hawks circled overhead for awhile. I hope the painting reflects a pleasant openess and the peacefulness of the afternoon.