The season to soak up the sun is here. Spring has brought her wildflowers, the stream is flowing ice free, and the tree frogs and peepers sing their songs. As the months pass into summer, the forest grows into a green wonderland.
Ever walk the trails and explore summer here at The Woods? Imagine it something like this… At the head of the trail, looking up, the sun is creeping into the sky, the light shining though the masking canopy of maples, the temperature warm on the skin, and a hint of dampness in the air. Making your way down the trail you notice the gentle crunch under your shoes on the well‑worn dirt path and with each step feel the support of the firm ground.
Heading into the valley a stand of leathery jewelweed leaves line the path, soon to tower above hikers’ heads. The sounds of water weaving around rocks and curves catches your ear from the brook nearby.
Crossing the bridge you emerge into the sunshine for a moment, glance down and notice the water striders dancing along the surface. Continuing on the path you sense the excitement in the air, and soon hear the result of curiosity in the distance as a summer camp group discovers a frog and you smile at the sounds of joy. Being YOU, being HERE, immersed in the thriving life all around. What a great moment in time it is…..