Monday, May 14, 2012
The natural world has always been my milieu. I was forever out of doors as a child, coming in only to forage for something to eat and to sleep. My little Bean was here with me this weekend and when she wasn't out of doors with one of us, she was at the door asking to go out.
She and her Ma and Da and I went for a hike in the warm spring sunshine. She walked nearly half a mile on her own, stopping often to examine rocks and bugs and puddles. We followed a carefully mowed path through the Cobble where I take my write/hike groups, but the lure of the tall grasses was too much for Bean. She deliberately walked among them, her face open with delight, and could hardly be coaxed back to the open path. She is surely a child of my heart!