The original painting is available. Painting outdoors can liven things up when I get tired of painting indoors, and this was definitely one of those occasions. I had my easel set up and I was mentally absorbed in the painting process when I heard a loud “thump” directly behind me. I assumed it was a tree branch but when I turned around I saw a startled squirrel on the ground. He was a little winded and sat there for a few seconds before scurrying back up the tree. I’m glad I didn’t set my easel up a where he landed! I looked up and I noticed the first branch on that side of the tree was at least 30 feet high. According to science squirrels can survive falls from great heights.