Saturday, May 18, 2013
Once upon a time there was a chemical facility run by Dupont in the middle of the forest. Dupont closed its facility and the State took over the forest. It is now a beautiful place in which to walk. There are many trails and at the end of the main trail a lovely waterfall that breaks over huge, ancient rocks.
We went for a walk there last week. In all the times that we have visited the area and the falls we have never seen as much water as we did this year.
It was standing in places where it had never been - run off from the surging stream.
It was flowing off of rocks and making beautiful white water.
There have been times, in years past, that we hiked up to the top of the falls. Not this year! The water has taken over its whole space.
Over this past spring we often wondered if it would ever stop raining but seeing all that water made those soggy days well worth it.
"In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time." - Leonardo da Vinci