This beautiful bald cypress tree really exists. She boldly stands in the middle of the Guadalupe River opposite the floodgates of Comal County’s Canyon Lake damn. When the lake levels rise, the gates open and wash any modesty away from her roots. She unapologetically behaves like most Texan mothers do; protects her young who nestle behind her.
Needless to say, every time I’ve had this painting on public display at least one fisherman will approach me to confirm his knowledge of the beautiful Guadalupe River. Why? Because this is Texas Parks & Wildlife’s main rainbow trout stocking location on this river. In fact over this winter, around 17,667 rainbow trout will be released along the Canyon Trailrace starting at this tree. Tomorrow, February 1st, is the last release day of the season. Come on out if you want to see the trout begin their journey!
Here’s a link to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Rainbow Trout Stocking schedule:
Deep Roots, 20” x 24” oil on canvas, Texas Collection Portfolio