The weather has been so beautiful, I turned my attention to drawing outside again recently. I am so happy to be able to get outside! Nature is always an inspiration for me. I spent some hours in the afternoon sketching, hiking, and meditating. There were some very interesting clouds and pinon branches I felt drawn to sketch. I re-discovered a Derwent graphite pencil I had floating around in my tool bag, and even though the somewhat flat light made drawing more of a challenge, I found that the multiple types of strokes, edges, and blends possible with a graphite pencil made the process easier.