|Carrot Island Marsh Looking North|
Copyright 2014 Addie Hirschten
Oil on Canvas
12" x 24"
This is a spot on Carrot Island, North Carolina where you can look over the flat marshland to see the Beaufort houses just beyond the scrubby coastal brush. As the sun was setting the two layers of clouds took on a rich variety of color. This preserve is named after Rachel Carson.
"To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept up and down the surf lines of the continents for untold thousands of year, to see the running of the old eels and the young shad to the sea, is to have knowledge of things that are as nearly eternal as any earthly life can be."