Thursday, August 21, 2008

Marshland Hunter

The small village of Benton City runs parallel to the Yakima river's banks. This arid and often dry climate, is made lush and vibrant by the nourishment of the river. In the autumn it is a joy to drive along DeMoss Road and observe the abundance of fowl nesting and thriving. One day I observed large birds in the trees preening. And then there was this egret, standing in the marshes by a natural spring. Undoubtedly she was searching for the evening's meal. The area was alive with the colors of autumn.
Oil on Canvas