A Sunday in heaven


I have been asked not to say exactly where this trail is. I can tell you that it’s in RI, it’s absolutely gorgeous, and we didn’t see anyone else until we were nearly done.

We were hiking for three hours, up rocky outcroppings, over streams, and around stunning ponds, all with a backdrop of tender green.


The leaves are just beginning to emerge now, on the trees and on the forest floor. We’ve had a lot of rain lately, so the streams are quite vigorous. This one flows over the rocks and down into a lake.


The warblers are returning. I hope they gorge on the blackflies, which were just annoying enough to require a dose of repellent.

Here’s another lovely pond, so peaceful and unspoiled.


I  can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning than exploring a beautiful place with a trusted hiking companion. It’s always so physically and mentally refreshing. The garden chores were waiting for me when I got home, and I got them done, too.

My only complaint is that weekends are so short! Before I know it, it’s Monday and time to get to work. But I didn’t waste a minute.


About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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6 Responses to A Sunday in heaven

  1. Anubis Bard says:

    Beautiful! I contented myself with the garden today. The hummingbirds have returned in numbers and are visiting the quince.


    • dirtynailz says:

      My hummers returned more than a week earlier than last year, and they are mighty busy! So nice to have them back.


  2. Wow, spectacular place! That is definitely a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning. At least for me!


    • dirtynailz says:

      It is one of those places where you stop once in a while just to admire the scenery and remind yourself how lucky you are to be there.


  3. Lee May says:

    You get to the best hiking places. One of these days I’ll figure out a way to track you with GPS.


    • dirtynailz says:

      I have a fearless hiking partner who knows just about every trail in the state. Without her I wouldn’t know about any of this.


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