Sleep was elusive overnight, so giving up the comforts of bed I headed out before dawn to find a meadow. A beautiful late summer meadow at the Howard County Conservancy in Woodstock, Maryland.
A meadow left to nature with blooming golden rod and and queen anns lace. It had rained the day before and the dew was heavy on the grass and mist covered the rolling hills of the meadow.
It seems that I was even too early for the birds except for a couple of nightjars flying overhead. So I wandered down the lane by the 300 year old Mount Pleasant farm that is well kept and preserved.
All was quiet except for the cicadas and crickets. Quietly walking the grass path my footsteps led me towards a white tailed deer doe and her fawn. Mama noticed me after a few minutes and decided to bound away when I tried to step slowly towards them. The fawn however, didn’t know where I was and began running towards me. Oh…oops! And then bounded off the other direction.
Papa wasn’t too much further down the meadow as well. A beautiful and handsome buck he was.
Within the conservancy is a beautifully maintained garden, fenced well to prevent damage from the deer. Benches are set along the walkway, inviting one to sit for a spell.
I could spend every morning on the meadow, watching the natural world wake up to the warming of the day. Wish you could have been on the meadow to enjoy the morn with me. Perhaps next time?