With each day, the forsythia blooms open even more! Their spring glory is so fleeting, that I feel duty bound to capture them while I can! I love their sunny yellow cheerfulness - and am already planning on new places to plant the new babes. The dogs have gotten quite used to me painting in the pasture, and are my constant companions. I added a new color to my palette today - raw umber. I rarely use it, but have lately thought how perfect it would be for the dried grasses in the pasture. I like it! I'll see how much I use it before deciding if it is a keeper or not. Painting number 1530 in 1530 days, and what a gorgeous day it is!