|Sun and Swamp|
Water Soluble Pencil on 4x6 130# Paper
©2012 BEDeuel/Bronson Hill Arts
A wonderful end to a mild and quick winter. Or a great start to, hopefully, an enjoyable summer!
What has been even more amazing is that hubby and I have actually taken the time for a couple of leisurely, photo-laden strolls. One of the walks was along a trail that was dotted with creeks, a train trestle, both straggly and uniform rows of trees, and, yes, swamps.
The word "swamp" can conjure an ugly image of mud and algae, bugs, and stench.
But, personally, I've often found that swamps are fascinatingly lovely. The sight of a cluster of trees immersed in water, dead or dying, yet majestic and dignified, can be inspiring. Artistically, the view can offer so many textures and depths in one sweep.
It all comes back to the idea that beauty comes in all sizes, colors and forms. If you get the chance, stop and take a long, thorough look at a swamp. Like so many other things in life, you might be surprised at the treasures it might hold.