Being a painter makes one be particularly observant, I think.  A steady undercurrent of inquisitiveness and analysis constantly runs through the brain.  What colors would I use to get that green?  How can I communicate that peculiar geometry?  If I moved that tree a little to the left would that make a better composition? And in the picture above, how did that heart-shaped rock get there?  The conclusion one would reach immediately is that someone put it there.  Looks a little too posed.  It might have been easy to hike right by without noticing, but painters, and certainly others, too, are constantly scanning, wondering, observing.  This little surprise drew a smile to our faces as we hiked by.  

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