Saturday, March 1, 2008

I don't think we're in Brooklyn anymore.



We might even be in Kansas.

I have been feeling a little tired of all things urban and wanted a jaunt in nature. So this morning we headed to a Salt Marsh near us. It was not far away. It was not a long trail. And we had a great time. A perfect little 'nature outing'. All without leaving Brooklyn.

There was one main gravel-y path and all of these little hidden paths through the reeds. So we explored all around, climbed on some rocks and found a good walking reed.



When Andrew would get tired, Dave would hoist him up on his shoulders. At one point, Andrew was on Dave's shoulders and Dave and I were holding hands. Andrew leaned forward, pushed our heads together and said, 'now kiss.'

Such a match-maker, that one.



11 comments:

Susan said...

This is cool. As much as I love urban living I need to get away sometimes, too. This incidentally, is part of the reason we hate suburbs because they make it so much harder to "get away." But Washington actually does a pretty good job of having little spots of nature scattered in and around the city. Our equivalent of Central Park might feel even more secluded because it's a deep valley. There's a cool island on the Potomac. And we have the Arboretum. I also love that we can get to the Blue Ridge in a couple hours (once we get through all the McMansions). Anyway, glad you found a little spot in Brooklyn!

thedanceofthegates said...

What beautiful straw hair...

Seeking La Loba said...

I see your son doesn't have his mother's dislike of public smooching. :) It looks like a great walk. I can identify with that longing to get out of the city as spring approaches.

erin said...

I really love the second to last picture of Andrew walking in the tall grass. The texture of the grass next to the smooth sky and way Andrew looks like a man in a little boy body is so enigmatic. It should be the cover of a coming-of-age novel. You take such good pictures.

Robyn said...

Loba, I know right? So funny!

Thanks Erin! Come here!

Miss Vicki said...

These pictures are amazing; should be on mugs! or calendars. Or screen "savors". We may never see dirt or grass again. I wonder if Erin knows that Island Pond set a record low of -36 Fri. AM.

erin said...

Wow Miss Vicki!
My poor dad in Island Pond.

Melissa said...

So cute! We did a nature walk today, too- and Atticus wanted US to kiss! I'm feeling like we have a lot of weird parallels in our lives.

Melissa said...

P.S. Our nature walk involved walking in over a foot of snow, though. I admit it was very pretty, but I'm ready for it to go away now.

Firefly said...

Beautiful pictures, Robyn. So nice.

I propose you ask Dave to use the camera now and again. Then we can see you in the pictures more often. That would be nice, too.

Goes On Runs said...

cute tummy!