I’m catching up on work I did late d last year including a trip that I made up to Blue Ridge to retrieve my three paintings at the arts center there. It’s a beautiful area so I had no trouble on the way back I finding a good spot to paint. The weather was perfect and fall was at it’s best for these two 8 x 16’s that I did in the Walnut Mountain area. I small valley about ten miles south along 575. As usual, I ran into a few of the locals as I painted—the owner of the house I painted allowed me to scale on of the hills in his cow pasture where this view down the valley at the bottom was painted.