I returned to a scene I had painted early in June, to see how it would come out. I hadn't referred to the first painting before doing this one, and it's interesting to see the differences in the impressions. The one from early summer (below) was at a time of extreme drought conditions and 100+ degree days. This one is after we had a number of days of wonderful showers. Several inches of rain had fallen on the parched, Texas hill country, and the temperatures are now fifteen to twenty degrees cooler. What we're feeling about what we're painting does make a difference.