Here in the
Coachella Valley, the small valleys that reach into the base of the
mountains are called coves. La Quinta Cove is where I live. Daily, I enjoy
talking hikes on the desert trails that are just across the street from my
home. There are glorious scenes of sunrises, sunsets, and changing clouds
in the sky. The mountains are an ever changing palette of colors. Even the
vegetation of trees, bushes, and cactus are interesting with the changing
light. Each day, I gain inspiration for a new painting.