This painting is of a saguaro cactus that lives in the front yard of Rita and Jack’s house in Phoenix, Arizona. After working on South-West art for Arctic Circle Enterprises, it was a joy to do some fine art that exemplified the South-West theme. I love the desert, especially in the winter. It was a joy to go out golfing after painting this painting and feel the extreme warmth on the day before Thanksgiving. I hope all of you have as much to be thankful for this year. I know I am very thankful for my life and for the successful end of this leg of my tandem trip. I think that life is good and hope yours is going as well as mine!