My Emerald City
Spring is everywhere around me right now, in an amazing show of vibrant greens that come of having had a cold early winter. Forget the Wizard’s castle made of stones; my city is full of trees and trails and adventures.
We headed out to San Felasco up in Alachua, where my son had recently seen a bison, hoping that I would see one, too. That wasn’t in the cards, but the trail had a feeling of magic to it, bursting with new greens so bright they almost hurt.
Arches through the wood give way to moss-covered stones touched by the glow of the spring sun. Around every bend, I expected to meet with a fairy or leprechaun. The leaves on the ground added to the hushed feeling of the forest.
The late afternoon sun turned the leaves to gold, signaling that it was time to return home again.