This is a little 8" X 10" oil sketch done while I was at the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina. I was out among the bugs on a hot, humid day, but determined to see this through. I did not spend more than 45 minutes on this one, mostly resolved to get the reflection and light on the water. Now, a couple months later, the temperatures here where I live are a lot cooler as we transition toward fall -- no more complaining about the heat! Just to the left by a few hundred yards, is the Citgo gas station and store called Clay's Corners, purveyors of Possum water and cold drinks. Clay also hosts local bluegrass musicians, pretty much all day and night long on the weekend.