As you know I love to photograph and draw palm trees, so I could not help but be mesmorized by this beautiful palm flower. Take a cell camera or a camera around with you, so that you can snap beautiful pictures when you see them. You never know which pictures might be inspiration for paintings and drawing later on, especially when it is hard to think of what to sketch. I love how the palm looks as though it is being crowned with the beautiful white flowers on top. In the back ground you can see a glimpse of the San Bernardino mountains, so this is a very special picture to me indeed. I love clear days when I can see all the beautiful details and shadows on my mountain. The later afternoons are alluring because the shadows are more exaggerated, and it just makes me want to grab a sketch pad. Happy snapping and drawing, as both of these activities can help you feel much more centered!