I was reading something from the Land Trust Alliance (the Washtenaw Land Trust is a member), and one phrase leapt off the page at me:
“We can have faith that in every part of this land, children will be able to see the stars, climb the trees, and experience a personal connection to a cherished place.”
Wow! Every word there is golden, and in particular, I love the idea of a personal connection to a cherished place. I’d like to share with you a photo from one place that I cherish.
The Land Trust’s Creekshead Nature Preserve is a springtime balm for winter-weary eyes. Its wildflowers bloom just when you fear you won’t be able to take even one more day of winter. It’s lovely in the fall, too, as the leaves of the beech trees turn a crinkly gold.
To visit: Creekshead is just northeast of Ann Arbor, on Curtis Road between Brookville and Five Mile Roads. Park along the west side of the road in front of the woods and please watch for traffic. (Map)
Do you have a cherished place, or two, or twelve? Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org/; I’d love to hear about it. And if you can, get out and visit your cherished place while the weather is sunny and clear!