A Walk in Summer
I took a walk along a nature trail. The sun was high and the temperature was warm. After walking alone for a while, I began to feel as though I was being led into a whole nother world…so I followed.
Where the road would lead, I wasn’t sure. So I just walked, curious as to what I would find.
There were tall grasses and small ponds.
A curved road said to keep going.
As I rounded the corner, I saw a broken tree and a bridge.
I came to the front of the bridge and stopped. Where was it taking me? What would I see when I got to the other side?
I started to cross over the bridge, when I heard a noise coming from the water below me. I peered over the edge and saw…
I spotted the one that had just splashed into the water as he went below the surface. I watched these two for a moment, and then continued on. When I got to the other side of the bridge, I stood still and quiet, and looked.
Being alone in a space like that stills you and causes you to slow down, no matter what you were feeling an hour or more ago. It relaxes you and makes you pause to be in the moment–you have no choice. The simple beauty is overwhelming.
I started to walk around the path led by the curve of the water and came across more color in the form of flowers and leaves and shadows.
I got to the other side and looked across. A different view…
I headed back around and was halted time and time again by the beauty of nature and the colorful shows it was presenting me.
I’m going back soon…and next time, I’m staying longer.