Back from Florida as of March 8, I'd been hibernating inside, my tan fading, waiting for some warm weather. Today we got it- beautiful sunshine, pleasant temperatures. So several of our plein air group happily took our paints to Wildwood Park. After some cheery hellos and conversation, I started my first PA outdoors painting of the year. I had packed several shades of green, but found I did not really need them. My eyes searched, but could not detect any new growth. I did add a touch of green oxide to the foreground grasses just for some hint of spring. For the most part, it felt good to be back painting in PA with friends.