Between Pregnant Puddles and Abandon


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.

9 comments:

gardenpath said...

Sounds like an interesting walk. You got some nice shots, too.

I love the old church. I wonder why it was abandoned? Wouldn't it be neat to live in a building like that?

lisaschaos said...

Your words are so musical! What a great walk! Love the old barn too!

Julie Magers Soulen said...

I loved reading your words and the photography accompanying them is beautiful. You transported me!

Cheers!
Julie
Julie Magers Soulen Photography

anthonynorth said...

That's a great walk - and I enjoyed the photos.

Rinkly Report said...

You paint such a vivid picture of your escapade. There's something sad about abandoned churches, isn't there but yours was, on the whole, a pleasurable experience.

Coastcard said...

Wonderful, Naquillity! I was right there with you, enjoying those startlingly fresh images.

Glad you liked my dragons and damsels (hopefully not in distress!)...

Kateri said...

The photos and the prose are beautiful. I would love to chance on an abandoned church like that...

Rambling Woods said...

Lovely photos..it has been so hot an humid here that any effort makes you a sweaty mess...

Max-e said...

I love pictures of old buildings - imagie what stories they could tell if they could speak