Once a month the Portland Art Collective meets to laugh, talk and share art, we then adjourn to the Lucky Lab Pub to laugh and talk a bit more. I had planned to drive from Portland to Salem via I-5 and get to work on house cleaning some art and pack for a weekend away. BUT spring and bright colors drew me off my intended path. I first stopped at Al’s garden center then went out to the Wooden Shoe tulip festival to wander under flowering trees and billowing clouds. I stopped by Silverton to visit a friend arriving home in time to not do much. I looked up WANDER: to move about without a purpose. 2: to lose one’s normal mental concentration. And that I did, what a great day.