|'Low Tide, Padilla Bay' 10x10" oil on panel;|
I have watched the ebb and flow of Padilla Bay for 32 years.
I once worked an oil spill there. At the time, I wondered if the bay would ever recover.
It did. It took years.
In the end, Mother Nature cleaned things up.
Padilla Bay is known for its immense eelgrass meadow.
Some scientists suggest these meadows sequester atmospheric carbon.
Up to 80% of fish species and marine invertebrates
use eelgrass during some part of their life cycle.
It is a place of magic. It keeps me hopeful.