Altarpiece, Green River Reservoir, VermontAltarpiece, Green River Reservoir, Vermont

Lumbering over the choppy water in a dented aluminum canoe, we paddle hard for a small cove on the far side of the lake. Soon enough the wind subsides in the treelined pocket and we drift quietly over glassy black water. The altarpiece, worn by weather, waits majestically. We have nothing to offer other than attention and whispers.

September 18, 2023