The older I become, the more I appreciate the beautiful things of nature. The wonders of creation become more intricate and mysterious. My interest is peaked when I see the beautiful flowers come to life in the spring, and when I hear the sounds of life being renewed in the singing of birds and the rustle of the grass. The bees are busy gathering their nectar and the animals are out of winter hiding. How can an artist keep from capturing these scenes with their art mediums? It is so inspirational to me to dive into a new painting of wildlife. May this joy never cease as I capture the living moments in art.