Local botanic garden is just 1000 steps from my door. Recently I went their with a new plain air easel I got as a present (thanks, mom).
I felt like a classic French Impressionist there, surrounded by all those blooming flowers.
I took my water based oil paints to try out for the first time. Have you ever used them? Acrylic paints are so much more convenient to use when you have a home studio. But nothing can replace the joyful process of painting with oil paints.