ACROSS THE SLOUGH
In North America, “slough” may refer to a side-channel from or feeding a river, or an inlet or natural channel only sporadically filled with water. Sloughs are ecologically important as they are a part of an endangered environment; our wetlands.
It was a common scene around any farmland or even close to a farm yard. But it’s not a term heard often as sloughs are disappearing as they are being turned to cultivated land.
“Across the Slough” can have two meanings in this scene: the fresh falling snow shows the tracks left behind across the slough or the view across the slough to the hills beyond.
Acrylic on Canvas 2018
Canvas Size H 18″ x D 36″