I will NOT complain that we've had several rainy and gray days in a row---I am deeply grateful for every blessed raindrop that is sinking into our parched land and helping to refill our lakes, rivers, streams, and reservoirs. You know I am. Still saddled, though, with the head cold from hell (well, from France, actually) and forced to cancel a family trip, I've spent the morning fighting the fogginess inside and out by.... drawing. And then painting. Nothing cheers me up like a dip pen, violet ink, Schmincke paints and some oil pastels thrown in for good measure. Add the tulips and anemones from this weekend's farmers' market and we've got ourselves a party!