Tuesday, June 25, 2013

evening walk

barn swallow

When I left for work this morning I threw my boots and 
a pair of heavy socks into the backseat of my car.
At day's end I drove to the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary for a walk.

The air was thick with humidity and dark clouds threatened a downpour
but I was undeterred and shoved a plastic bag in my back pocket 
in case I needed to protect my camera.

A few minutes out and I was drenched in sweat but the sky began to clear.
Although I've walked this park many times I'd never wandered this particular trail.
It was overgrown in places but busy with fauna and fowl tending their young.

Rabbits and chipmunks tried to lure me away from their babies while
the swallows took a more aggressive approach and dive-bombed my head!

Bees where busy on the meadow flowers and
wild raspberries and strawberries lined the path.

A wonderful way 
to close my day.


  1. what are nature girl you are!
    thanks for sending us peacefulness.

  2. how lucky to be able to see all this
    abundance - our nature hides timidly
    there are many hunters (or used to be
    maybe they won't afford it anymore,
    the other day in the mountains we saw
    partridges after a long, long time)