Summer has left the starting gate. Along with it is the new art season in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Trailside Gallery has planned several art events, including a July miniature show and the annual Western Classics in August. I have a small piece in the July 4th event and, also, just completed a nocturne titled 'Moonlighting Home'. This piece was drawn from memories of days lasting longer than expected for the cowboys on the ranch. I was thankful that at times a full moon illuminated the trail home. I enjoy nocturnes. Currently the night sky displays the moon in all its glory, so Dean and I stood outside to study the landscape. The soft shadows and light as well as subtle colors were soothing to the soul. About an hour before dawn the eastern sky revealed a warm glow on the horizon as the sun prepared to appear. About 45 minutes before sunrise we headed indoors. I realized many times when cattle need to be gathered the men are horseback at that time attempting to catch them at the water tanks. I have a title on hold for a future nocturne...Forty Five Minutes to Daylight. I will spend some time planning it but believe it will be an interesting piece. But now...I am presenting Moonlighting Home. How many days have we all had that extended longer than anticipated and anxiously we anticipated being home again. These two cowboys are no exception.