Nature's Way is Timeless
|Marsh Marigold is taking hold along the creeks. photo by Jonathan Schechter|
When the world seems just a bit too crazy and fast paced there are ways to gain a moment of peace and calmness. A walk in the moist woods of spring reminds me the ways of nature are timeless and predictable. That can bring a degree of comfort. I met three old friend of springs gone by on a hike today through the South Unit of the Bald Mountain State Recreation Area: marsh marigold, bloodroot and skunk cabbage. And that meadering hike of about five miles or so in a 'blank place' on the crowded map of Oakland County reminded me of the equally timeless words of Aldo Leopold. "To those devoid of imagination, a blank place on the map is a useless waste; to others, the most valuable part."
|Bloodroot: An early spring wildlflower of the forest with a rich history. |
Photo by Jonathan Schechter
skunk cabbage thrives in moist soil along the trail. photo by Jonathan Schechter