I just got home from a week in Washington State. I had never been to the northwest in my life, and I was so very overdue to meet the stunning trees they have there. I stayed in Concrete, which is a small town surrounded by parks and national forests. The moon was full the night I arrived and hovered over the car as a benediction. I sketched it from the passenger seat.
The next day I bundled up in borrowed clothes (Memphis does not prepare one for trekking around in snow and quite low temperatures) and went to the Shadow of the Sentinels park. It's a lovely boardwalk (snow covered this time of year) through a forest of towering evergreens. I made very slow progress, and in a warmer season could easily have spent a whole day in there going the probably-not-fully-a-mile and painting every other tree.
The day ended at the local bakery in Concrete, a delightful place which this very quick sketch did not do justice to. They also had tea served properly in a real teapot. I was very happy.