March 27, 2015

Bellaire Woods ~ Springtime

To look at anything,
If you would know that thing,
You must look at it long:

Hepatica

Snoopy

To look at this green thing and say
'I have seen spring in these
Woods,' will not do -- you must

Bracket Fungi

Owl Pellet

Be the thing you see:
You must be the dark snakes of
Stems and ferny plumes of leaves,

Creek Explorers

Bracket Fungi

You must enter in
To the small silences between
The leaves,

Skunk Cabbage

Lichen & Moss

And you must take your time
And touch the very peace
They issue from.

~ John Moffit ~

Wood Frog

Wood Frog

It is the splendid time of year when we take our lessons to the woods.