In our wonder over stately trees and delicate blossoms, we often over look some of the other natural beauties in our woods. Today, I hiked out to visit some favorite rocks. Sadly, my camera malfunctioned again, so you have my narrative and just a few photos to document my Sunday Stroll.
I headed first to a large boulder that stands as a trail marker for a path that cuts through our southwestern cedar wood. It is streaked with pink quartz and flecked with moss, and leads to a deer trodden path through the cedar wood, bare of undergrowth... shadowed and still on this April afternoon.
On either side of the trail are two other large rocks, a meeting place for two companions to rest as they walk the quiet trail.
In the eastern hardwood forest, are many other mossy coated boulders... marking paths and offering landmarks. A favorite is this large flat rock with a basin on the top.
It catches snow melt and rain fall in this month of April, with its confusion of winter and spring weather.
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy in natural beauty.