“I’ve Seen my Valley” One of the Coffee Houses I sang in was in Albany, New York. There I met a Singer/Songwriter by the name of Richard Wilkie. He wrote this song about the Hudson River. We crossed it many times over the Tappanzee Bridge (in the painting), I painted Russ on the hillside with “Hya-Cynths” and “ForCynthia’s” around him. I found out recently that Richard Wilkie was Dutch! In the painting also is the “Halve Maan” - the ship that was given to Henry Hudson of England to travel to the “New Land” by the Dutch!