As many of us are putting on layer after layer to keep warm during these single digit days, I decided to look through some photos of warmer days to give me hope! I thought I would share with you art my daughter made while we were visiting Block Island, Rhode Island (www.blockislandinfo.com) this past summer. Four of us pedaled bicycles up the hilly island to arrive (a bit out of breath) at Mohegan Bluffs. Mohegan Bluffs has beautiful, dramatic cliffs and a rather steep wooden staircase that clings to the bluffs providing access to the beach. The ocean was quite chilly (even for August) and my daughter drew this swirly flower in the sand and edged it with different colored rocks that were all around the beach. It turned out quite beautiful and it caught the attention of many other beach walkers who expressed their compliments and also kindly walked around it as well! Sometimes art is temporary (think of The Gates by Christo christojeanneclaude.net), yet an experience you will never forget. Stay warm!