Over the past week I was on a trip to Illinois with my family. Seeing the wonderful green vegetation made me want to pull out my paints and fill one canvas after another. I had a wonderful time with my family and relatives. We went to a cousin's wedding where they had a reception on the shores of the Fox river. It was also my parents 50th anniversary and we had a nice party for them. After that we spent a couple of days in Chicago and visited several places including the Field museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. As a relief to the extreme heat here in Southern California it was nice to have rain showers and lightning storms while we were there. Of course the trip wasn't long enough. I did get to finish another scene to my film while on the plane and have started a new one.