There is a trail that leads to 4-Mile Falls, north of Pagosa Springs in southwest Colorado. It is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen, and I loved hiking that path when I lived there. The locals call that area “God’s Country” (as if God would only hang out in one area, but, whatever). Looking over some of the photos I took on a particular trip, I rolled that concept around in my head. Nearby was my then infant son, playing on the ground. Fascinated and completely enthralled with whatever it was he was doing. Eureka! I could finally go to bed with the idea for my next painting completed.