During my wanderings looking for painting subjects I keep my eyes open for cows in a stream. Lately I haven't seen anything that inspired me to paint so yesterday I took some old photos I had of cows in pastures and made up a composition and created my own steam. I named it after a stream near my old home town of Galena, Illinois because my uncle years ago had a cottage there. We used to have family picnics that always included swiming or wading. Usually it was necessary to share the stream with cows.