On the first day of spring, I wanted to share this meadow that's within a short walking distance of our home. To others it may just be an open field in the middle of a neighborhood, but you have to look more closely. And then you'll see it's filled with wild grape hyacinth, trees sweeping low to the ground for climbing, big rocks for collecting and jumping, tree stumps made into chairs. I found out it's owned by a nearby church but open for public use. We've probably returned 5 times since the initial discovery. What a treasure.
"The air was sweet with the breath of many apple orchards and the meadows sloped away in the distance to horizon mists of pearl and purple; while the little birds sang as if it were the one day of summer in all the year."
~ Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I'm gonna find every spot of nature in this big city, yes I am.
I love that my daughter now asks regularly if we can go play "in the meadow." Why, yes we can. Happily.