i just returned from a rejuvenating jaunt to minnesota. the beauty of the nature this time of year was unreal. everything seemed to be sun-kissed and mellow, quiet and breathtaking. there wasn't room to feel somber about life. in the past i have only vacationed/re-visited minnesota in the summertime so this time i felt like i had tinted glasses on as the colors had all shifted to golds, yellows, oranges, and browns. i have so many new inspirations and a clear mind to work into clay and am grateful that i took the time for the getaway.