Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Still River

The quiet backwaters of the Still River are perfect for kayaking. Paddling is easy and there is much for watchful eyes to see. In these warm shallows, carp sunbathe and new grass grows atop muddy banks, a perfect muskrat territory. Orioles with throaty song fly above in the highest branches, defending their pendant nests of grass. They'll soon be gone, disappearing in June with their new brood. Scents of flowering honeysuckle and Autumn Olive come and go with the breeze. I remember last year, watching two little Green Herons dancing up and down a mudflat. It took no words to tell me that they were enjoying themselves immensely. I must have spent three quarters of an hour watching them, just feet away, from the kayak. This is the Still River.
- Nancy Boudreau

acrylic painting on gessoed mat board, approximately 5" x 7"
signed, dated and comments on the back

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