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In The Meadow

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In The Meadow

Out hiking one day I happened  upon a little meadow.
The sun was on its downward path and its light
shown gently . A quiet stream came from 
the northern hills and wound a ribbon through
the  grass. Blackbirds called from the reeds 
along its shore, and the shy brown eyes of a
doe watched me from a little pool where she
had come to drink. A wild rose bush trailed its
vine across a fallen log, and the buzz of bees
came to me ,as lovely as a symphony. I could 
only stand and drink in the scene before me,
 fearing I might intrude on natures wonder.
It came to me that when the trivia and angst 
of daily living become a burden, remembering
 moments like this might lighten the load and
give perspective to the lives we lead.

This little meadow is in the Lassen National
Park in northern California. It is one of the
 most beautiful places I have ever seen. A bit 
of a hike, but worth every step.

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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 1:40:00 PM
    Truly lovely Barbara. There are these special places. Thank you for your always kind wowrds about my poetry. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. It gave me chills of wonder. SuZ

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 10:12:00 AM
    love your poetry Barbara, also the visual attributes you give us here...,

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Lassen Park is (sort of) in my backyard...., perhaps we have been in the same meadow at the same time...who knows? There are beautiful places we explore, hike, and visit for the day in Lassen......our home away from home! What a lovely description! :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 2:18:00 PM
    just beautiful, my friend. Congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 4/19/2013 10:19:00 AM
    - As a beautiful picture that will get stuck in your memory - Enjoy the little "gems" we have in nature. - Thanks for letting me be part of your trip. - Have a great weekend Barbara! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)