Saturday, September 15, 2007

Morning Walk

We finally had rain!! This summer, most of North Carolina has been suffering from a drought. Grass is brown, azaleas are dying, the leaves on branches are wilting. But last night, we had the greatest storm - it just rained and rained - all night... a soft constant rain that quenches the earth to its very core.

What else to do the morning after such a downpour but go for a walk? We have trail in the woods nearby that we call "The Adventure Walk." Aptly named, one time we found sturdy vines hanging from the trees. The kids took turns playing Tarzan by swinging precariously from a bank out over the stream. Fun for them, but the adults experienced unnecessary heart palpitations that day.

The stream that travels alongside the trail has a sort of sandbar at one part. You can climb down to it and wade in the water. This morning we found a ball for Dasher to chase and, like most dogs, he loves the water. My daughter joined him and they had a great time splashing together. What a treat for them both!

It was just delightful to walk in the cool shade of the trees, with drips of water still falling from the leaves when a breeze came through. The rays of the morning sun filtering through the mist was so beautiful and peaceful. Little spiders were busy weaving their intricate webs and
cicadas were buzzing in the distance. What a great way to start a weekend!

video

2 comments:

Donna said...

Jen,
Love the video! Looks like you had so much fun. What a cool place to go, and so refreshing after a rain.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Jen,
Thanks for your post and video of your walk to the cove. Looks like such fun and it arouses some of my own childhood memories seeing mm.Madison and Dasher and Rob playing at the creek.
Dad