After coming home from a trip out west, I have a new found appreciation for the California Landscape! We have now lived in Texas for a little more than a year and a half, and as much as we love it, its very flat! Flying into and driving around the Bay Area was full of incredible mountain-scapes, lush trees, and color everywhere. It rained on one of the days and the way the clouds overlapped with the mountains was astounding. There were layers of white and foggy clouds, and amazing translucencies. I feel so inspired to make! We drove up and through the mountains, hiked, and hit the beach! One of the highlights of the trip was the 17 Mile Drive. We saw the Lone Cyprus and many different beach-scapes. It was so refreshing to see the ocean blues and be sprayed by the mist of the waves. I have a new found love for hues of blues! Although the trip was short and sweet, I hope to get back west again soon. I will probably feel inspired for weeks!