I am thankful to have headed out at 6:30 am to beat the heat. The park was near empty of both people and wildlife, not surprising as it was 85 so early in the morning. A single small squirrel made up the welcoming committee as I headed into Hot Springs National Park.
When I reached the Carriage Road I noticed the lovely Asiatic Dayflowers were still blooming. As I was photographing the beautiful Blue wildflowers I noticed a fallen beauty. Unmoving a lovely Common Buckeye Butterfly wings spread is gently resting in the blades of grass as if it were asleep at my feet.
The hike up Hot Springs Mountain was glorious and glowing in slivers of light that had begun to pierce the thick summer foliage. The higher I climbed the light changed from white to pinkish yellow illuminating the trail before me. In this soft dancing light the Forest trail seemed new to my footfall.
When I reach the top I don’t see any other hikers on the trails or the mountain road. Even with the heat I am a bit surprised as this is the first day of the holiday weekend. The temperature is rapily rising so I decided to head down and out of the park instead of hiking around Hot Springs Mountain. This turns out to be a fortuitous decision.
When I reach home my beloved husband is heading out to his ankle therapy session. A few minutes later he calls me, turns out his car battery is dead and he needs a jump from my van… I Love how the Universe works.
Time to get out and Play!
Love to ALL,