I am incredibly blessed to live within a couple of miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway as it passes through Asheville, North Carolina. Up here, the mountains provide some breathtaking vistas, and the parkway provides access to some choice locations to sit and ponder. It is a spiritual, calming experience for me. In parts, the coneflowers and balsams surround the views, the breeze almost constantly blowing, bees and birds and dragonflies taking advantage of the flora. I meditate up there in the heights, breathing in the clean mountain air and exhaling stress. I hope this brings you as much joy as it does me.x
8×12″ watercolor on paper.