Mirror Lake

Mirror Lake

“Mirror Lake” is a reflection of all the landlocked ponds and lake shores I can remember from childhood. My earliest memories are from Rockville, Md. and spending time with some chums hunting tadpoles and dragonflies on those hot lazy summer days. Of course our newly acquired pets were transferred from grape jelly jars to living in the bathroom sink and dresser drawer until mom came along and spoiled the whole newly developed science adventure and experiment. This particular “Mirror Lake” won’t get you in any trouble at all.
The glass picture exhibited here is signed by two artists. In the upper left corner, the original artist’s signature is etched on the red oval piece, which was salvaged from a very large glass bowl. I cut the glass into usable pieces for the lily flowers and the lady bug. My signature is on the bottom left. The dragonfly’s wings are also repurposed from a glass platter that was chipped. The butterfly is a zebra butterfly which is very common here in Florida. Partially submerged is a coy fish with his snout above the waterline between the lily pad.
During daylight hours you’re able to see underwater, and at nightfall, the depths all fade away. You can, however, gaze at your reflection in this “Mirror Lake” all day and ponder those youthful days of snagging a few butterflies and some perch, for stashing in your own top dresser drawers.
The frame is from New Hampshire, circa late 1800’s.

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