Edgy, 2013, Jo-Ann Sanborn
acrylic on canvas, 20x24
Back to my precious Everglades. Today's painting is one I started a while ago and was just begging to be finished. I especially enjoy the small mangroves, just getting a foothold along the edge of a new location. They seem so vulnerable when starting out, just little sprouts struggling to survive.
Wading birds congregate around the mangroves to feed and to nest during the dry months. During the wet summer months, mangroves defend the shorelines against the howling winds and storm surge of hurricanes.