Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mink's Brook

The real name of this waterway is not known to me, but I think of it as "Mink's Brook." Paddling beyond this stone arch, the water is flat, bright and clear. Trails wind up muddy banks disappearing into fields of fern and barberry. It was here that I can upon a mink swimming across the stream, carrying in it's mouth a fish as large as itself. It emerged, took a few steps up a trail, shook itself off, gave me a beady glare and disappeared into the ferns with it's limp prize.
- Nancy Boudreau

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

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