February 20, 2011

A trip to Spring Creek

I took him to the prairie
When he was four
On a day when we both needed
Out of the house.

Thankful for the trails mowed
So he might run.
Grateful for noisy birds and
Rabbits that would shoot into view and
Grab his attention.
Competition, I hoped, for cartoons.

But, it was after only a few steps
That he knelt and started to
A flower
Petal by petal. Stems and then leaves.
Perfect for four.

L. Powell, in Lincoln, NE
Fall 2010


Spring Creek Prairie is southwest of Lincoln, NE, and it is a great place to take your son or daughter for a walk. Image: from here by Dale Benham (at Spring Creek)

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