26 May 2007

An Early Evening Romance With Mother Nature


This evening, I went walking at dusk, rather
than late at night. For one thing, it was overcast,
so I realized I wouldn't have the full benefit of
the moon, if I waited to go walking later in the

It was delightful. Mother Nature was at her
best, romancing me as I walked contentedly
along the road. Life seemed so simple and
pleasant. Indeed, it was as if I were walking
an old country road in the 1890s or in about
that period.

For the first time in months, I felt like Walt
Whitman, or Ralph Emerson, or some other
follower of the transcendentalist philosophy.
At one point, I was treated to a symphony of
sound, as the forest burst forth with birds of
various song, and frogs peeped joyously at
my passing through their sanctuary.

You might laugh at what I'm about to say, but
having passed through that place, I turned and
went back again, passing through there four
times before continuing on my way.

Later, lightning flashed to the west, thunder
rumbled, and a light sprinkling of rain overtook
me. I didn't care. I just kept walking through it

I think that when I go to bed tonight, I shall lie
there for a spell, and mentally walk through that
sanctuary one more time.

All the best!


Kelly said...

I think it's great that you can feel as if your in a different time and place, also that you can take your readers with you.
Yes I can picture you passing through that place four times and also laughing to yourself.
Thanks for the mental pictures keep them comming. Chow for now luv Kelly.

Pixie said...

Hi Laurie,

Wow, it sounds like you had a wonderful experience.

More than once I have been engulfed in a repeating wonder.

Your play on words is truly enchanting, but I for one, could have done without the lightning:0


Laurie said...

Hello Kelly and Pixie,

Thanks for the comments. It's always nice to hear from the both of you.

Yes, I had a wonderful experience, that's for sure. I wish I was better at identifying the various bird calls, as there were some that I hadn't heard this spring.

The lightning was a treat -- as a matter of fact, twice, when it flashed, I thought I saw "p-i-x-i-e" written in the sky:))

Bye now,