Thursday, May 22, 2014
Into the Woods
With the sun shining overhead, we went into the woods looking for adventure. As soon as we stepped out of the car we were greeted by the sound of the ruffed grouse. As we meandered along the trail, and over bridges, we heard the ruffed grouse many more times, stopping each time to take it in. It is a pretty amazing sound. As we walked on, the water ran along beside us, creating a sense of peace and tranquility only the sound of rushing water can offer.
We moved from forest to meadow and back to the forest again. We stopped to let a cardinal serenade us, watching him fly from treetop to treetop between songs. As we walked by the pond we heard the frogs and all attention turned to finding them among the cattails and logs in the water. We found quite a few and sat for a while watching them.
We moved on, intrigued by the name of the trail ahead, The Turtle Trail. Wondering if we might find a turtle we followed the path to another pond. No turtle, but lots of tadpoles. Little hands began reaching into the water. There were tadpoles fished from the pond, then released. Laughter filled the air, the sun warmed our cheeks, and nature soothed our souls.
Tired, but happy, we headed home. It was a great morning in the woods.
What's going on in the woods where you live?
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