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Hanover walk: wildflowers in the hidden field

It's funny, I grew up in this neighborhood, and had spent lots of time wandering around the woods behind our house, but I'd never noticed before this weekend that there was a faint trail going off in a direction I'd never walked before.

 

With Isaac sitting on my shoulders, we walked down the path to see where it goes. In every other direction I've been, it's all thick woods, swampy in places, but mostly just ordinary woods. So imagine my surprise to find this huge open field out there, largely undisturbed, boxed in by a fairly big neighborhood on one side, a high speed highway on another, and a major commercial roadway strip on the third side. (Zoom on on the map view to see what I'm talking about here.)

 

And we saw an eagle, too! It flew away before I could grab the camera, but it was still fun to see.

 

As a city boy, Isaac never gets a chance to wander around in the woods and see things like this, while I grew up taking it for granted.

 

I think I need to spend more time getting lost with him in the woods :-)

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Taken on August 24, 2008