Greenfield Park, West Allis
Sunday was one of those magical days. Big, fluffy snowflakes floating out of the sky. Weekend lassitude. A walk in the park. A walk in a forest in a park. A forest thick and silent with new fallen snow. And, mysteriously, after the first few minutes I had it all to myself.
Here is what I saw, along with a couple of haiku for good measure:
in the snowbound forest
Packer game today
the silent forest
surrounding me somewhere
Havenwoods State Forest, Milwaukee
Monday morning I went out early, partly to beat rush hour traffic but mostly because I was afraid that the snow would melt off the trees. And it did, very quickly. Again I had the place to myself. After nearly two hours I finally met a dog walker on my way back to the car.
I love the solitude, but I fear for a society that has no time for nature. Here’s what I have of it to share:
…a train roars by…
soft growl of traffic
in the fresh snow
over the prairie
already the trail
To see a selection of Milwaukee’s parks in all seasons go to my Flickr album.