Slice 18 Sights and sounds during a walk at dusk

The  parking lot had only one car as we pulled in.  We decided on a path that would get us out of the park before darkness fell.  As we started the trail a black cat was hunkered down watching us.  When the cat saw that he was not alone he jumped up and quickly scampered away down the path.  The sky was a swirl of gray above.  A red cardinal flew a feet  in front of us landing on a fallen pine tree.  Shortly after, a male cardinal did the same in pursuit of his mate.  Pink swirls started to appear in the sky.  As we meandered down the path the alien sound of peepers permeated the silence.  An occasional crow would add to the harmony.  There was the sweetness of spring in the air.  Wild grapes from last spring still held their place on the grape vines.   A train whistle was heard in the distance. Nearing the end of the walk as the pinks turned to gray swirls in the sky,  a loud raucous was heard over our footsteps.   As we got closer we stopped to identify the source. Far below the path in a pond was a mallard calling for a mate competing with the peepers harmony.  It is a magical time in the woods at dusk.


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I am a wife, a mother, a fifth grade writing teacher, a sister, a daughter, a sibling, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a co-worker, a yoga practitioner, a learner, a reader and a writer.
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One Response to Slice 18 Sights and sounds during a walk at dusk

  1. Jodi Mahoney says:

    Your post draws me in and makes me linger in the woods as you did. The way you created the setting and your word choice encourage me to come along on the path with you. Well done.

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