Artist friend Beth Bathe and I painted today at Fort Hunter. Probably my last time to paint the ice this season since a lot of it
melted during the few hours I painted this. Another sign of spring was
the swarm of bugs that were clinging to my paint, palette, crawling down
my shirt...I think at least 20 of them hitched a ride home in my gear. A
bit of Googling and I learned they were Winter Stoneflies. Apparently
they come out of the river in the early spring sunshine, feed on
vegetation, mate and lay their eggs back into the river.