Saturday, June 25, 2011

Walk This Way

At long last, we had a beautiful, sunny, delightful summer day!  I was tempted to wear sunglasses all day, feeling somewhat like a mole person seeing the sun after so long.  We refused to waste the gift we were given so we set out on a walk.  I am not sure who was more excited, Becky, the dog or me.

We are fortunate to live adjacent to a plot of land that is owned by the school district but leased by a farmer.  We love to walk this area.  We never know what we may find as we enter our secret spot:

We take our time and meander along the path which soon gives way to the field, freshly planted with corn.  Slowly, our cares evaporate into the summer air.

Rounding the corner, we can't help being captivated by these old, gnarly trees.

As we peer at this one, we imagine it in it's youth, reaching up and begging the sun to remember it.
Forging on, we were greeted by a medium sized mud hole, run off from the pond which provides us with a symphony of frogs songs each evening.

Being the creators of a fairy garden, it didn't take us long to imagine mermaids swimming in the depths of the pond, occasionally breaking the surface with their tales and splashing us with a light spray of water.

This tree, no doubt is home to the gnomes we see darting around the gardens in the recesses of evenings light.

How can one argue the existence of gnomes when one is so blatantly caught peering back at us.

As the saying goes, all roads lead home and home we went.  It was a magical day.
We wish you some summer magic too!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your walk with us! That looks like a gorgeous place. All your photos are great, but I love that last one. Pictures of paths always appeal to me... you just never know where they'll lead! Have a great weekend!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I enjoyed the walk! Especially since I haven't been out to run in 2 days! (eeek!)

texwisgirl said...

oh that was cute! love the gnome tree.

Janie2 said...

I am thrilled you got some sunshine! Winters are hard, and in Minnesota I can't imagine the winter time you endure. Lovely walk, thanks for sharing it with us. Have a great weekend.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Jill we love meeting new friends. What a beautiful, peaceful path for strolling on a sundy day.

We have another blogging buddy in Minnesota, Remington a most handsome Newfoundland.
Madi and Mom
PS you are right cats rule dogs drool!!! MOL

Jackie said...

Much more lovely then taking a walk in a neighborhood cul-de-sac. Thanks for bringing us along on your walk, I very much enjoyed it

Kelli- Adventurezinchildrearing said...

beautifully written (as usual) I love the gnome tree- it is exactly what i thought of when i saw it!!!

my boys would love your secret path- :)

(i actually just finished my post- i don't know why part of it decided to post before i finished!)

I hope you get some more sunshine soon!!!

Valerie said...

That walk is definately on the agenda for our next visit. Everything is so green and healthy from all the rain. Your pictures are beautiful!