Friday, March 16, 2007

More wetlands

Oil on Canvas
24 x 24

More wetlands on a rainy day, actually the same day as the last post just a bit down the road. Many of the farmers around here will flood their bottom land in the fall after harvest to create wetlands for the migrating birds. Before the levies were built the land probably would have flooded anyway, now they are realizing that is not such a bad thing. They drain them again before spring planting, but all winter, late fall and early spring the land reverts to the natural wetlands. Here the river is just to the left and the flooded fields are to the right. Keep your head down during hunting season, there's duck blinds over there.

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