This week I was excited to visit my artist friend, Lori, and paint the fantastic fall colors here in northern Wisconsin. I live three hours north of her and our trees are bare here, but in her area the leaf colors are at their peak. Driving in the rain hid natures colors from me as I sped down the freeway, but I knew from Lori's report that the vivid yellow and orange colors were there waiting for my paint brush. When I arrived it was still raining and our painting time outdoors didn't look promising. So on our first day together we painted in her studio instead of venturing into the landscape. This bowl with ripe luscious pears was sitting on the kitchen table and became my still life set up. We had the pears for dessert. Delicious!