Not long into my walk, I came upon a path on my left. It looked interesting so, being naturally curious, I decided to follow it and find out where it would take me. It was a beautiful path, really, with arches of branches and vines, changing from wide to very narrow and back again. I felt as if I was in a fairy tale, and some imaginary storybook characters would show up along the path and ask me unanswerable questions. I was enjoying following this path, letting my imagination run wild, when I found myself at the end, looking at a paved road in what appeared to be a residential neighborhood. Disappointed, I turned back and followed the path back to where I had found it.
Back on the dirt road, I continued on toward Crowes Pasture, dodging the occasional jeep or SUV. When I finally got to the end of the dirt road, I took a left and hiked up a narrow path that appeared to go through dunes. I wanted to see if I would be rewarded with a spectacular view of the bay, and I was not disappointed. The path led through some dunes to the beach, where a couple of families were relaxing on the sand.
As I turned to head back, on my left was a large field of wildflowers. I thought I saw a narrow footpath, but it didn't look like it had been used in a while, as it was overtaken with vegitation. There was a bench in the middle of the field, and I imagined people sitting and painting the landscape, or enjoying a picnic lunch. Again, it did not look like anyone had sat there for some time, evidenced by the wildflowers growing up through the slats of the bench seat
I sat on the bench and looked out at the landscape, not wanting to leave without putting this lovely perch to good use. What a perfect spot to sit and contemplate life, or to capture the beauty of nature on film or canvas. If I had been blessed with the talent to paint , this is a spot I would choose to sit and create my art, a place that is a living natural work of art.