My four brothers and I loved to explore the woods around our Pennsylvania home. We were just kids when we "discovered" streams and hidden spots. We found watercress growing in most of those streams and it tasted like lettuce and was really juicy. It also kept our thirst at bay.

Later, as an adult, I took watercolor lessons from Ernest Haring in Sherman, Texas. A Southwest Watercolor Society member, he was a great instructor. This scene is from those memories of childhood.

I remembered the fall foliage that lined this stream.
His lessons fresh in my mind helped in painting the Florida Keys.

Written by Edmund Fratus . . . Copyright 9/26/2017