Today I painted right outside our room at the beautiful Castle Valley Inn in Utah. On the mesa in the distance the narrow pillars are called the bishop and nuns, and the wider part is called the rectory. We’re close to the Colorado River, in a cool green valley surrounded by amazing red rock formations. Now that the hottest part of the day has past, we’re heading into Arches National Park (if we can wrestle everyone back into the car). We did some more star gazing last night, some of us from the hot tub. I saw two long shooting stars.