It took a steep, rugged hike over some dry rock to find artistry in the canyon hills of Santiago Oaks. Thank you to my daughter, V, for sharing this adventure with me. Although the October fires seared the land, nature found a way when the rains came. The sunrise colors and paper textures of the petals juxtapose with leathered or spiny greenery. Vivid against the arid terrain, the desert blooms revealed the grace and wisdom I imagine Georgia O’Keefe sought to convey.