Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mist in the Distance

I grew up walking through the woods and wading in the creeks around my home in Longview, Mississippi, near Mississippi State University. I had the good fortune to have an uncle who enjoyed it even more than I did, and I enjoyed following him. He took me duck hunting, and generally exploring. I never knew what he would come home with--ducks, rabbits, snakes, and even a donkey. We robbed bee trees and went on wagon trips to the saw mill to get a load of "wood slabs" to use around the wash pot. He was great at telling a tale that for a brief moment you would believe. I miss him but this creek brings back memories.

"Mist in the Distance," 30x40 Oil on Canvas by Tommy Thompson

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