I headed up to the Samammish River today to see if I could get some plaster casts of animal tracks. It was warm enough for just a t-shirt and very calm. There were many common mergansers and cormorants on the lake. I found some tracks, but last nights rain had erased everything and I was out too soon to find much of interest. The river has a slack current today, which was unexpected. My last winter paddle here was in a 2mph flow and I thought that the current might be seasonal. Apparently, the flow is related just to the level of Lake Samammish, 13 miles upstream. Eventually, it started to sprinkle and then it started to rain. It was no longer t-shirt weather. I saw no one.
The first 300+ entries in this blog were from the Seattle area on the west coast of North America. Starting with October 5, 2012, my blog (and myself for that matter) has moved to Connecticut on the east coast. I have a lot to learn about my new home. I paddle solo most of the time, but I do take others on many trips. Photographs are shot from the canoe on the day of the trip. The writing is done by pencil and paper in the canoe.
I am an interdisciplinary artist creating content-driven and concept-driven artwork in a diverse selection of materials and themes with a very strong recent emphasis on nature and ecology. I was the Rubicon Foundation/Smoke Farm Artist in Residence for 2011-2012. I now live in Connecticut.