Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Pete's Place

Well, it really isn't his.  You see, the land doesn't belong to Pete.  It's just that it's not far from Pete's place.  In fact, it's right next door.  It is a small piece of a non-profit 501 land trust operating in Northeast Connecticut, the purpose of which is to help conserve property of historic or natural interest, known as Joshua's Trust.




So, when he told me about it last week at the gym, I decided to take a walk on the trails while the Pres stayed home and mowed the lawn for the last time (he hopes).  Pete had assured me that I wouldn't get lost.  "The trails just loop around.  You'll be fine."



 And so I began following the trail with the sun on my left.  Trying to pay attention to my surroundings as I navigated the sometimes rocky trail, it was when I heard the Robins that my focus changed.  They were everywhere!  Tons of them.



  



Before I knew it, I was at a crossroads in the trail with a sign that I just couldn't ignore.  However, at the marsh I saw nothing.  Other than "their song" telling me that the marsh was well inhabited, not one bird made a move!!

About an hour had passed and now I found myself plodding uphill.  Crossing stonewall after stonewall I realized I hadn't seen the painted trail sign in quite a while.  Pulling out my cell phone and tapping the "compass," I was not happy when I discovered that it wasn't working.  Yet although Pete's words kept playing in my head...you'll be fine...the trails loop around, now I was beginning to wonder where the loop went!





But it was when I spotted the bluebird box that I knew I was not a goner.  The sun, now on my right and I was heading in the right direction.


When I saw the gate up ahead and a house in the distance, I knew I would soon be back where I started, although I passed no gate when I entered.




just seeing, saying and sharing...

Pete's Place

with you and those at



(hoping this gate counts as a "fence")

16 comments:

Susie said...

Yikes JP. You be careful honey. maybe Pete needs to walk that trail with you to show you the real trail. I would probably mark the trees with twine or paint. Glad you are home safe and sound with your Pres. :):) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad you were not lost. Sometimes a tree with a trail marker can come down. Looks like a pretty place. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

Lea said...

Always fun to explore a new place!
Have a great day!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful place. glad you didn't get lost, though!

Sandra said...

you are a brave soul, always tramping through woods or floating in kayak/canoes alone. I don't go anywhere alone except shopping.. my middle name is chicken little and when I was half way through this post I was already clucking while reading.

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Love your Robin capture and the scenery. Your trust in Pres's words, helped you not to panic, and we got to see a place we would never have seen, if you hadn't explored this beautiful area.:)

Lady Fi said...

Such a pretty place!

Buttons Thoughts said...

I just love your adventurist spirit I have been known to do that myself it is always fun and always a loop back right?:)
Great shots of a beautiful place. hug B

Rose said...

Had me scared for a minute! I would love to walk there...even if I did get a bit lost. Lovely pics.

Ida said...

So happy you found your way back home. You did have quite a lovely little walk with lots of pretty things to look at and cheery birds to listen too. That gate must have been a welcome sight.

only slightly confused said...

It gives you an awful feeling when you think you're lost.

Ann said...

Glad to hear that Pete didn't steer you wrong. Looks like a nice hike too

Sandi said...

Serene...ahh...I need a trip to serenity.

LV said...

I would not have been that brave. Nice that you did and saw things different.

baili said...

glad all stayed good
thank you for sharing the views of such a wonderful place
i enjoyed watching these lovely scenes

Karen Ann said...


Isn't New England absolutely gorgeous this fall? .....

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