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Small Stone

We are walking in the woods. She is looking for wildlife, and the colors of the leaves.

I notice some stones in the trail. When I tilt my head, and if I squint, the textures shift and sparkle.
I point this out.

She looks down and the stones, and back at me. Her brow furrows. “We really see things differently”

Her face relaxes and she touches my sleeve. “Come on.” she says. “Let’s keep walking.

(entry for the 2013 Mindful Writing Challenge)

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Small Stone

Where the dirt trail dips, a wooden bridge sprouts between leaf-strewn hills.  The way is narrow, the rails mere placemarkers between dry footing and the marsh below.  Repairs are made each spring, but as the seasons move forward, firm boards become soft, joists creak, and surfaces become slick with moss.

It is winter now, and each solid heel-strike feels like a triumph over time.

(today’s entry for the 2013 Mindful Writing Challenge)

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Local Treasure Update: B & A Trail Gardens

The Annapolis Capital recently released a special issue all about gardens.  Near and dear to my heart!  It’s full of great info, so if you can’t get your paws on a hard copy, be sure to check it out online.  In the meantime, read this article about the volunteer gardens that I recently admired on the B & A Trail.  There’s a lot of creativity in some rather small spaces.

Here’s a picture of from the Anne Arundel County website,with some of the lovely landscaping in Spring.  Happy Trails!

 

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