Apres Earth Day

This year, I heard Earth Day talked about for the first time in a long time. Sparks happened to be away in the woods, camping with his uncle and finding the first morel mushrooms of the season, so I think he can satisfactorily be said to have done something Earth-day-like. Me, I took a stroll in the woods.

Somewhere in the woods, there is an inviting sun-dappled path

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Lined with sprays and sprays of spring beauty

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And somewhere along that path, redbud trees are hiding themselves

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And masses of bluebells huddle together for the night

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Somewhere along this path, a gentle little river flows

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And a friendly bridge lets the wanderer cross it, undisturbed

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Black squirrels guard the path, watching it from above

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And old oak-ents bend over it to enforce the squirrels’ decrees

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Somewhere deep in the place the path goes, there is a clearing and a lake with a white tree

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5 thoughts on “Apres Earth Day

  1. Beautiful photos.We have Red Buds in KY too.

    Everyday is Earthday for us. We have one car, we burn wood for heat, no A/C in summer, we grow a huge garden and we milk a goat. We even buy food in bulk and resist fastfood at ALL costs.

  2. I spent Earth Day in the new house throwing out/donating all the crap that was left for us that they thought we “might like or think was cute.” I guess that is one of the problems with buying a house off of friends – however, it is the only problem so I shouldn’t complain except that it made me feel like a really bad environmentalist.

    Your Earth Day sounds like it was lovely.

  3. Sounds lovely. My husband’s family lived on a small farm when he was ages 3-11. The house was heated by a wood stove. He says it was a GREAT experience–very fun for a kid (his parents, who had to handle the animals, eventually thought differently…)

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