Diane Mannion, Little Blue Heron, 6x6" oil
This heron waded along the edge of Charlotte Harbor across from Punta Gorda searching for lunch. The harbor water is tea colored from tannin that leaches out of mangrove tree roots and bark. Sailors once soaked sails and fishing nets in tannin to help preserve them. I wonder if a good soaking would help preserve us? I liked how the sun filtered wavelets glowed orange, beautiful contrast to the reflected blue sky and silvery sand.