Friday, March 21st was the first official day of Spring, although we have had Spring-like weather lately in Portland. I painted plein air at the Arboretum in Forest Park among blooming magnolias. The sky was overcast but I made it home before it rained. Later I looked at my photos from last year and realized that I had painted in almost exactly the same spot, maybe the same trees! Some places just draw you in with their beauty.