Can you tell that this little painting was created in a downpour? Last Sunday's Crabtree Forest Paint Out was nearly washed out by rain, but a surprising number of hearty souls braved the weather with good cheer, and it turned out to be a fantastic day. Dear husband John stuck with me the whole day-- we resembled a couple of whalers from Nantucket in our rain gear! We trekked way out to the prairie where the adverse weather toned the grass and wildflowers into glowing fall color. It was worth the trip!