A lovely bright green morning called for a sketching expedition. I packed up my arting bag and my 3-legged stool/cane and found a good spot beside the fence up at the Bald Hill natural area. The cloud cougar was about to creep over the top of Mary’s Peak at first, but it slunk away, leaving the silhouette shining in the sun (you know how people see shapes in clouds? the clouds behind the peak always look like a cougar to me, just waiting for its chance to leap over the mountain and into the valley.) It was fun to see all the Mother’s Day hikers (one little guy had a pair of binoculars, wrong end up, and spent a good long time staring at me) and bikers, even a couple of horseback riders. I’ve been wished Happy Mother’s Day from most of “my” kids all over the world, I’ve got a bottle of Cupcake Champagne chilling in the fridge, and I found some leftover chocolate truffles from Christmas, so I’m a happy Mom!