By John R. Greenwood
|Kayak Shack and Fish Creek Marina|
The photos in this post were taken on late Saturday afternoon motorcycle ride. I grabbed my camera and headed to nearby Fish Creek. Fish Creek is the outlet of Saratoga Lake. The sun was tired too. It was slowly dripping beneath the hills to the west. The light was August rich and the air smelled of summer's wane. My heart lifted as a boat drifted past, a man and his two sons flipping colorful bass lures in the glistening shadows of the bridge where I stood watching.
Moments later a canoe paddled by leaving a gentle wake rippling off into the cattails. It was a short simple visit to a bridge. The marina nestle at the creeks edge was the real gem. The colorful boats and building decorated the bank and lifted my spirit. Tired children could be heard in the distance, hanging on to that last bit of energy with a race along the waters edge. Standing there at the rail of the bridge provided a calming hug at the end of a busy work week.
This is what art and artistry is meant to do for us. Whether it's painting a watercolor of an idyllic farm scene, or singing a baby to soft slumber, artistry soothes our soul. Your skill level with a paint brush or guitar pic is only significant if you are paying bills with them. When you need to introduce joy and love into your heart via art and artistry the only requirement is to begin...
All the photos above were taken from Stafford's Bridge on Rt. #67 Stillwater. Here is a link to the Fish Creek Marina