I remember all those years ago when Earth Day began. It had a kind of hippie like vibe; seems like everything back then did. I admit I wasn't always aware of how important it was. As I have grown older I realize how much we need to take care of the earth. I now am so much more awed by the beauty of flowers and trees. I am lucky to live conveniently near the city with all of its conveniences but suburban enough to hear birds outside my windows and see squirrels scampering up and down trees.Flowers still excite me and am so blessed to be able to paint what I love.