Between Pregnant Puddles and Abandon
Labels: abandoned church, barn, butterlies, crows, fototudes, fritillary, frogs, green frog, hike, naquillity · © Naquillity at 11:08 AM
Friday our bodies are spiced with sweat, debris and mud from a two mile hike and a hot, tempered sun. We hear the sound of our feet squelching mud as frogs jump across our paths. Somewhere between pregnant puddles and abandon we stand as giant sentries before a green frog and watch fritillary butterflies fluttering from one clover to the next.
Lane's end reveals an abandoned barn slightly askew on the land's shoulders. Inside its belly the growling has subsided. No farmer to tend it's needs.
We continue to splinter ourselves along an upright path to an abandoned church where we hear crows squawking. Their argument is taking residence to our right. Once we reach the clearing that allows us to see them they fly away. We can hear them in the distance, voices still echoing their disagreement.
Along the mountaintop we hear rain. The sound grows louder but, no drops touch our skin. Instead, the sun is holding us in its bondage. Overhead we see it was the power lines and finish our hike uphill at the churches front door.