Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My lazy adventure

Couldn't help sharing this photo, taken Sunday in late afternoon at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Upper Roxborough, where we go on weekends to walk. It was a perfect fall day. The light was golden, the scene calm by the pond. We sat on a rock like two middle-aged kids on a lazy adventure. We watched the dragonflies hover and dart across the water, the birds swooping overhead and, once our eyes adjusted, two tiny frogs, who silently poked their heads above water and stared at us for some time. Although any number of things can keep me awake these days, or wake me up at inappropriate times and battle with me when I try to slip back to sleep, I think I could've taken a nap right there on the rock. Thinking of heading back there soon ...

My lazy adventure

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Couldn't help sharing this photo, taken Sunday in late afternoon at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Upper Roxborough, where we go on weekends to walk. It was a perfect fall day. The light was golden, the scene calm by the pond. We sat on a rock like two middle-aged kids on a lazy adventure. We watched the dragonflies hover and dart across the water, the birds swooping overhead and, once our eyes adjusted, two tiny frogs, who silently poked their heads above water and stared at us for some time. Although any number of things can keep me awake these days, or wake me up at inappropriate times and battle with me when I try to slip back to sleep, I think I could've taken a nap right there on the rock. Thinking of heading back there soon ... 

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Ginny Smith, a Philadelphia native, joined the Inquirer at 1985. After stints as both reporter and editor in the city and suburbs, she’s been happily writing – and learning - about gardening full time since 2006. She’s won two silver medals of achievement from the national Garden Writers Association and in 2011, Bartram’s Garden honored her with its Green Exemplar award for her stories about “the region’s deeply rooted horticultural history, cultural attractions and bountiful gardens.” She plays in her own – mostly - bountiful garden in East Falls. Reach Virginia A. at vsmith@phillynews.com .

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