Last summer 2009 has to be one of the rainiest coolest that I can remember. During my travels thru Orange and Sullivan Counties of New York State.I frequently worked from the roadsides in attempts to catch landscapes and the quickly changing moods and effects. One day driving from Port Jervis I stopped at the Basha Kill preserve and began a landscape. The sky suddenly darkened, flushing a Kayaker from the marsh, as he paddled for dear life, Lightning bolts struck the ground. Having established the scene, I placed the turbulent cloudburst over the marsh and noted the neon green of the arrowhead alum. My outdoor studio was swiftly shut down for the day.