This is a little watercolor and ink of a yucca we saw at Alamorgordo, New Mexico. I'm drawing cacti because it's so dry around here - absolutely no moisture in our region of this New Mexico desert right now. But my soul is fertile green as we've had visits from/to family and friends since Christmas and recently I have finished some big task like the W2's, W3, and the tax preparation and rid the office of most of 2008's paperwork. Yesterday was Sweet Farmer's birthday and today is my son's birthday (he's here from Colorado) and tomorrow my daughter and grandsons will visit for several days. The election is over and the whole world feels the euphoria of a new beginning and I feel a certain growth spurt coming on myself that I can't wait to give time and attention to. February is always a nice month for me - before spring farming begins but after the busy-work of January. I hope to do some serious life organizing , my pledge to some community service and, of course, some painting. Yep, these dry bones have been showered with blessings and it's only just begun to rain.