Three years ago, we were introduced to Twin Ponds Park. At the time, we did not know that this park would become the closest park to our home. I did not have a camera on me at the time, so I resorted to Haiku to share the beauty of this place.
We were there today, and when the kids ventured into the woods surrounding the pond, I followed them. I kept my distance, engaging in a little free-range parenting, but stayed close enough to know if I was needed. But I let them climb trees and play with sticks and chase ducks and toss rocks into the water. They had a blast.
Of course, I also had a camera this time.
I posted these poems three years ago, but I thought I’d share them again with pictures.
Golden hued sunlight
Daylight’s waning minutes fade
Shine on still waters
Ducklings and mother
Swim through sun-dappled waters
Beneath verdant leaves.
Slanted trunk, strong limbs
Shelter at the water’s edge
Place of summer dreams.