We are having thunderstorms today, although so far no rain, but it smells like it might rain. I hope so because otherwise we’ll have lots of forest fires. Anyhow, because of the thunderstorm I took a sample of each flower and did this painting at home. The scan does not show the color of the paper very well because it’s actually a very pale yellow on which the blue stands out really well. These are pussypaws and blue penstemon, and I was at a place today where they actually grow together like this and make one heck of a colorful summer show.