St. Annes Come Spring
36" x 24"
Valspar Acrylic Paint on Canvas
St. Annes Bayou Caddy Church built by C.L. Fontaine in 1868
The spring, after "the storm", Katrina - I stopped by this historic church that had floated across Lower Bay Road from its roots in Cleremont Harbor, Bay St. Louis, Ms. It was just sitting there, whole but missing one wall that, now laid on the ground supporting new vegetation. Tattered, awaiting, it seemed, for the congregation to come and "move it back". From dust to dust - the wild plants were showing much enthusiasm for this unscheduled green house that protected them from the weather and the harsh sun. Sadly, despite some local effort - the church was demolished. I think of it often as I drive around that curve on Lower Bay.