Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Night Heron Buckatunna Creek 18 X 20 mixed media on board for The Three Muses
I grew up in Mississippi, and I lived in New Orleans for four years, so the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been on my mind a lot the past few weeks. I cannot find the words to express my feelings about the devastation of the beaches and wetlands of my homestate. I remember one night, many years ago, when my family was driving home from a dinner at a fishcamp, we saw a Great Blue Heron in a creek that ran alongside the road. We pulled over and watched this beautiful bird for a long time, until he finally disaapeared into the shadows. I will always remember how he looked in the moonlight on Buckatunna Creek.