In our lives there are moments that are so special we never forget them. The scene is in our head just waiting to be remembered. One of my happiest memories is going to the Cascade Mountain Winery in Amenia, New York, with my husband, year after year. The entire experience was magical. You sit on a deck looking at a miraculous meadow. A huge oak tree, wildflowers in the grass, everything is still but alive. All the senses are ignited. We sip wine that tastes like ambrosia, we eat goat cheese, olives, humus, gazpacho and home baked country bread. A gold finch flashes before our eyes. A rider on a horse rides by. We sit in the summer sun never wanting this moment to end. But it will end and when it does, we will be left with a glistening memory, always in the mind ready to be retrieved and painted.