Monday, June 7, 2010

Staying local


This past weekend was very hot and humid. The temperature hit 90 degrees on Saturday so I planned a short bike ride for Sunday morning, which worked out just fine. The early morning air was a bit cooler, and the path in the next town over was wet from an obvious shower. Every so often a breeze would shake drops of water down from the leafy canopy, creating a refreshing mini shower.







There were a few joggers, cyclists, and dog walkers enjoying the crisp air, but it certainly wasn't crowded. It was a pleasant 5 mile trip, 2.5 miles up a gentle incline and 2.5 miles back down, listening to birds calling each other and the gentle song of the water. The path follows this stream, which sings in differing levels of babbles and gurgles along the way, from soft and gentle to quick and strong. On this path there is no need for earbuds and canned music. Nature provides.






Aside from the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks, I wonder what else abides in these woods.....





It's a small local treasure. A piece of Nature, uninterrupted, almost.......





Have a wonderful Monday!



3 comments:

MyStory of HiStory said...

Wow - a free cool shower along the route!? :) ... & not crowded. Sounds wonderful. :)

Maria said...

That is a beautiful pathway!

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

I love the way that American flag is suspended!