Arrowhead Marsh Near the Oakland Airport

We had fun waiting for each other at the observation tower. Later on, everyone went in a different direction. I walked down the long pier that serves as observation platform for water birds. I did not see the Clapper Rail this marsh is famous for, just lots of stinky mud. But there must be something about the light hitting this mud that is very attractive to me, as I have done a number of these canals by now. I also enjoyed the look of the new grasses in the breeze, even though I know they are the oat grass that causes my allergies, and the deadly foxtail. I worked hard on this 24 x 20" oil, and finished it in the field.

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