It's been hotter and drier here in Portland than I can remember in my 50-plus years as an Oregon resident. Not only is the grass brown but shrubs and trees are dying from the prolonged abnormal temperatures. Perhaps longing for rain is what drove me to think about rainforests and plentiful water, orange ponchos, and trudging along forest trails.
Here's RainForest, collage on board, 12x12".
Portland Open Studios Tour; October 10, 11, 17, 18, 2015.
Washington Country Studio Tour: October 17 and 18, 2015.