Sunday, 14 July 2013
Eden Connection by Susan L.
My friend and I went to the Wye Marsh yesterday, about an hour and a half north. We spent a delightful six hours walking through, watching and enjoying being in the outdoors: God's carefully choreographed, natural garden. The park astounded me by its size, 6000 acres and I am sure most of it was wetlands. I've never seen anything like it! Mile after mile of nodding cattails. My favorite part was the boardwalk that takes you into the marsh. It was an amazing opportunity to see the wide diversity of life that calls the water home without getting my feet wet! The place was teeming with life. From cute and cuddly, two day old trumpeter swans swimming peacefully beside their majestic parents to golf ball sized bullfrog tadpoles. Dragonflies, butterflies and damselflies danced all around. We even saw a young, beautifully marked water snake simply enjoying the sun. The water lilies perfumed the air, the sun was warm, the humidity not too bad, the mosquitoes only made brief appearances. Just as we were leaving, we shared the path with a woman, sharing with each other about the day's enjoyment. Her parting words were, "God bless". Words that touched our hearts. All in all, a perfect day that washed away the last shadows of sorrow. "Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures throughout all generations." Ps 145:13