i am from texas and until moving here about 9 years ago i had only seen snow a few times. i grew up having made only one snow man. a friend invited me to visit idaho and three days before i was due to depart to mother homeland, i rented a house in orofino. i never left my vacation. i did finally buy my first home. a barn on 10 acres where i could do my art non-stop. this country is where i belong.... by-the-way, my art has thrived. there's no stopping me now.