By C. F. Lawrenson
There are probably thousands of small streams in the northern Pennsylvania and southern New York regions that eventually flow into the Susquehanna River System and on to the Chesapeake Bay. This painting was inspired by just one of these runoffs. My wife and I followed this one, known as Pinafore Run, halfway up a mountain until we came to this place where the water was twisting and turning its way over shelves of stone, under a thick canopy of overhanging hemlocks. The water here will join Pine Creek in a matter of minutes and eventually find its way into the Susquehanna River System, which makes this stream, and any like it, the origins of the Chesapeake.