Walking in Sunshine

David and I went for our first walk since getting home yesterday.  We headed out on the trail across the hay meadows at the top of Blake’s Hill, then down into Northwood State Park to walk around Betty Meadow Pond.  As we followed the path through the first meadow, two turkeys flapped up out of the deep grass beside us and flew off ahead.  Moments later a dozen small, fuzzy feathered turkeys lifted out of the grass and flew off after the adults.

As we walked, I noticed how similar the plants were to our walks through meadows in England.  The same small daisies and Queen Anne’s Lace and toadflax (or butter-and-egg as I called it as a kid) flowers flecked the fields.  But there was one striking difference.  We were walking in sunshine, it was hot, and there was no mud.  We’re back in summer and it feels great.

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About Grace Mattern

Grace Mattern is a poet, writer, mother, grandmother, partner, friend, family member, gardener, triathlete, hiker and for 30 years was the Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She resigned her position at the Coalition on June 15, 2011 in order to concentrate on her writing, while continuing to engage in the movement to end violence against women as a consultant and advisor. Her chapbook Fever of Unknown Origin was published in 2001 and her full-length poetry book The Truth About Death was published in 2012.
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One Response to Walking in Sunshine

  1. indiGo says:

    Sure, that was a great walk! Such a beautiful place. 🙂

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