A Crisp Walk on the CCRT

It was cool and crisp on the Cape Cod Rail Trail this morning. The wind was light. The sky was blue. The clouds to the south were spectacular. Slideshow from today’s walk below.

See more information from Mass.gov about the CCRT here.

 

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These walks are more than taking in beauty, which at times is simply staggering. These times are great for stimulating creativity and a sense of wonder.

What is this? And how many people have walked under it without knowing it was there. And how often, in general, does this happen. I admit, I didn’t see this until my second pass this morning:

013020 CCRT Friday

When I came along these two large trees of different species but set so perfectly together, at least it seemed so to me, I thought they looked like a mature happily married couple. This guided me to seeing the essence of these walks.

013020 Happily Married Couple

“It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination,” — Henry David Thoreau

Thinking of Thoreau

My time at the cranberry bog taking pictures of the milkweed made me think of Henry David Thoreau.

“Though I do not believe a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders”  –Henry David Thoreau