With clear skies, cool temperatures and low humidity, Friday was not a day to be wasted on work. For those of you not familiar with Houston weather, when this happens in October it can create something close to a religious experience for the locals. Probably has something to do with more oxygen and less ozone and smog in the air. At any rate, I celebrated the occasion by spending the morning drinking coffee and reading at Boheme and then heading over to the MFA Houston to view the German impressionist landscape paintings by Liebermann, Corinth and Slevogt.

Inspired by these works, I returned home in the late afternoon to engage the light and landscaping of my backyard with the camera.