Friday, September 27, 2013
Just For Myself...
I love this spot. You walk along a trail flanked by deep woods and then... all of a sudden... the horizon opens up and there's a dock that goes out into a clearing of topaz-colored grasses, dotted with crimson islands. The "islands" are actually clusters of carnivorous pitcher plants. They were planted over fifty years ago by the botanical society that I belong to. They thrive in a place where little else does.
I don't often get much time to myself. Even when I'm home, there's the cell phone or the computer and it's hard to get away from the connectivity. It was such a pleasure to go out on these little excursions on my birthday to reflect not only on my own life, but on the world and its beauty. It was good to have these moments just for myself.