Sitting back on the float at sunset, the bay is mirror calm and the magic of a northern sunset fills me with awe. I sit and reflect on another incredible day on the ocean filled with fishing stories and sightseeing. The ascending notes of my favorite songbird fill evening and the drift across the seas face to be reflected from the far
shore. The songs of the Swanson’s Thrush accompany memories that go back to my childhood and include hundreds of peace filled anchorages from Vancouver Island to Alaska. This month of June always brings back this bird that some of our people call the “berry ripener” and it stays with us through the summer leaving somewhere close to the first frosts of fall. I celebrate sixty years of life on the north coast this year and I never tire or take for granted the magical beauty of this land I
call home. Filled with thousands of wonderful memories and a peace that surpasses anything I thought I might achieve, I relax on this dock filled with gratitude accompanied by The Skiff.
Edition Date: June 2006
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph
Image Size: 19 3/4" x 8"