|Kurt Plinke, Artist and Naturalist|
Between the Waters
life, Art and The Nature of things Between the Atlantic and the Chesapeake
Over the past weekend, my son and I took our first canoe trip of the spring down the Choptank. The water was high, and we glided down the river with very little effort. The water was cool the air was warm, and small birds were flitting among the budding-out branches. best birds of the trip included Ospreys, three bright yellow and blue-gray Prothonotary Warblers, a Yellow Warbler, some Blue-gray gnatcatchers, a female Mallard with a brand-new brood, and a Green Heron. The canoe let us slip right up on these, without making a sound. Overhead, there was the constant refrain of Laughing Gulls, reminding us that this was a river close to the bay.
Kurt Plinke: About Life, Art and the Nature of Things on the Eastern Shore
I write about things I've noticed, places I've been, plans I've made and paintings I've finished or am thinking about.
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