Let's start with my neighborhood! I painted this watercolor of my neighborhood for a "7 Days In May" project in an online watercolor class I was taking. It was given by Vinita Pappas, a wonderful artist and teacher. There are "Every Day In May" (EDM) projects online. Many examples on Flickr. Our street has tall palm trees as many in the Los Angeles area do. They were planted for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. In recent years the palms on our street have become home to a local flock of parrots, hundreds of them. When they come to roost for the night it can get very noisy but of course they are fun to watch. I really enjoyed painting this since it's so close to home!