Into the Wind
12" x 24", Acrylic on Canvas, $400
It is late morning, mid-October. There are very few people on the main beach at Port Stanley today, on the north shore of Lake Erie. This is the same lake that attracts beach-goers in the summertime, when the water is calm and blue, but no one has come here today to build sandcastles or walk barefoot along the shore. The winds have changed and this is a much wilder place now. The roar of crashing waves and the driving wind serve as a reminder that winter is not too far away. These Bonaparte's Gulls know that it's time for leaving. They are on their southward migration, heading in search of warmer, more tranquil shores.