#I took a break from Plato (class research) to get out of the house and get some steps. I have been derelict in walking these past three days. I needed the air, steps, and change of scenery as much as getting away from Plato. Shhh.. don't tell my professor.
It was hot, but fortunately a light breeze that felt heavenly upon my neck. This was my first time on this frail, the Rock Island Spur of the Katy Trail. It cuts through what was a heavily wooded area the runs just east of the house.
There were maybe a dozen bikers on the trail, I was the only pedestrian. There was a park ranger on a small motorized 4 wheel vehicle. So it is nice to know it is patrolled. There was greenery and trees and brush. Looking ahead of you as you walked you could tell the trees ahead at many points provided shadows creating shaded parts.
I was amazed at the areas loaded with large size ferns. I presume opening up the edges of the woods allowed native ferns more direct access to the light and with less brush around them, they had been allowed unrestrained growth.
One could spend a whole day just cataloging all the various foliage along the trail. But Pluto will not allow me the time for that but would likely praise my thirst for such knowledge. My eros lies in a different direction than the plant world but for certain I did find the Maple leaf viburnum (a newly learned plant) to have fascinating large leafs.
Further exploitation of the trail is for another day.
#RockIslandSpur #Biketrail #walkingtrail #nature #exercise
Below are photos from the outing.
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings