When you wander the side streets of Santa Fe, you turn a corner and find images like this. I painted this scene from a photo I took a year ago. The newly opened leaves, the delicate April air and the soft breezes were enchanting. Perhaps going from sea level to an altitude of 7,100 caused that reaction, but I prefer to think it was because I was in New Mexico, The Land of Enchantment.
Myanmar is an interesting country with fascinating sites and sub-cultures. Inle Lake, which is famous for its floating villages and gardens, is ringed by pagodas and monasteries. The Intha people base their communities entirely on the water. In an effort to preserve this unique culture, UNESCO has declared Inle a biosphere reserve.
Going-to-the Sun Road is a narrow, two-lane road that runs from the east entrance to the west entrance of Glacier National Park. Its winding hairpin turns are not for the faint of heart. The highest point on the 50-mile road is Logan Pass. At this point there’s a steep hiking trail to a beautiful alpine meadow that’s inhabited by bighorn sheep and mountain goats.