Haven't been able to see the volcanoes on the other side of the Cook Inlet : Hayes, Spurr, Redoubt and Illiumna. Something of a disadvantage if you are trying to paint them .. but I have a good feeling about this job. This hard country has been very kind to me so far. Time will tell.
I went to an amazing event last night - not really night, although it was 1.00am it wasn't at all dark. It is called Relay for Life - a 24 hour event for the American Cancer society.There were thousands of decorated paper bags lit by candles , each one commemorating a cancer survivor or a loved one. They are called Luminarias - my one was for Kate Selway who would have loved this unruly and generous place and two dear friends who keep sailing through the weather with such grace : Eva Newnham and Jude Williams. Small lights out on the big ocean. Nothing like being on the far ocean to remind you how much you love your people. Click on this link if you want to make a donation.