A 'daily' painting from my hike in the snow last week in New Mexico. I think a good vacation makes you excited to return to your life. Mine was that and more. The tapestry artist and my friend, James Kohler, died unexpectedly in March. I said goodbye at his memorial last Saturday. We met when he was a monk at Christ in the Desert Monastery where he began to weave. Premature deaths such as his are so sad. He was a devoted teacher and his students are truly bereft.