Walk In The Park



Walk With Me








Walk With Me


Walk with me.
Soothe the soul.
1 Step onto the footbridge,
dotted with leaves
until a breeze
carries them up in the air,
down into the brook below, 
babbling and barely there.

Pause at the bluebells
spread out in the spring
in the blades of grass
that creep right up to the tall
evergreen giants along 
the edge of the wild
bordering the creek. 2

3 Gaze up the diminishing
path where the prairie
appears only after climbing
the hidden rock wall 
fifty feet tall
behind the yellowing maples.

4 Step up past the stone
dedication to Mayor Cole,
step up to the old
pool filled with sand,
leaving the people
without summer water fun,
a ten year old city decision 
still discussed with derision.

5 Head north along the 
city rock wall, 
6  but turn back
along the wooded side
of the old pool with almost there
sounds of summer cheers 
and splashes by happy children; 
raccoon tracks in the mud after
a cool rain seem like toddler 
prints of yesteryear. 

7 Take a turn back south
along the still active
tennis courts

8 around to what seems
Lord of the Rings great
stone walkways
calling elves and fairies
and dwarves to council;

9 Follow their stone path,
nearly covered by overgrown
blades of cool green grass,

10 Lean towards the wall 
 heading down
to the brook, daring you
to join the afternoon
dance of fairies fair
among the song birds
yellow coated flitting
among the dappled
sunlight and delicate
maples, holding
you back listening,
wanting to stay
to dance
to sing
to close your eyes and
enter that far away world;
but a bubbling by the brook
beneath the bridge
nudges you to cross over and 
walk up back 
to human people
and your world.

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Welcome to my world, my #clmooc friends! What conversations and creations we could consider and remix on this walk together.

It's always an endearing feeling to pop into your worlds in our connections online, seeing the joys and trials, different, but connected in understanding as we journey on paths that intertwine, diverge, and remix, creating friendships in these spots.

Thank you for being part of my life.
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All work by Sheri Edwards


Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness...

Comments

  1. Love our connections and your voice this morning, as I wander here and there, sipping coffee and waiting for the day to begin ...
    Kevin

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    1. Every day I walk this now, I imagine a smile from each of my #clmooc friends -- thanks for being part of that.

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  2. Lovely walk, Sheri! How did you create your map collage?

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    1. Charlene, to create my map, I first took pictures on my iPhone while walking. I had several already, because who can resist leaves turning from green to gold and back again in your favorite shade tree? Then I chose satellite in Google Maps and zoomed in on the walk area. I snapped a screenshot of that. I transferred all the images to my iPad Pro, and used layers to annotate and to add and arrange each picture in Sketchbook Pro, which I can then save and share from my cameral roll.

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    2. Thanks! I don't have "i" anything, but your process is clear.

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    3. :) Sketchbook Pro has Android, iOS, and Desktop versions. And lots of tutorials and lessons and brushes [for desktop].

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    4. Sketchbook Pro: https://www.autodesk.com/products/sketchbook-pro/overview

      Sketchbook Pro

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  3. So nice! (I had put this aside and came back to it today.) It brought some coolness to a hot day here. Thank you!

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    1. I hope your air conditioning works well! I'm so glad you could walk with me -- it's short but cool and shady most of the way. We live beneath a huge granite batholith, so the sun sets early on our side of the river, cooling us off sooner than the other side. I enjoy all your pictures of veggies and plants and cows on the Arizona plateau. Is that what its are called?

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