Easter weekend on Cape Cod, walking on a windy beach, the sun shining in your face. It can’t get much better than this!
Patterns on the Beach
Shapes that look like fish bones
Pressed into the wet sand
The impressions of undulating waves
A thumbprint of the sea.
I walk along the ocean’s edge
at Long Nook Beach and try not to get my shoes wet.
It’s too cold to take them off.
The wind at the top of the cliffs is strong
Strong enough to lift a parasail glider and suspend him
High above the beach with the tall cliffs at his back.
We admire him and the view he must have
Looking down on the sand bars and rippling water below
Seeing from a distance
the water’s patterns in the sand.
the Scenic Rivers Land Trust is taking a hike at SERC ie the Smithsonian Evironmental Reserach Center in Edgewater. That’s the same trail I blogged about in January. Scenic Rivers Land Trust is a great organization and if you haven’t hiked the trail yet… you can join them at the Contee Watershed Trail at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater on Saturday, March 16th from 10 am to 11:30 am.
Stay and plant trees if you have time. The group has been invited by SERC to stay after the hike, or whenever it fits your schedule, for volunteer tree planting. SERC is seeking volunteers to plant an experimental forest called “BiodiversiTREE.”