Clear Creek Metro Park, about 40 miles southeast of our home in Columbus, is a different world. It is an area where the glaciers of the last ice age stopped their southward advance. It is a world of hills, deep ravines that quietly resonate with the gurgle of small spring streams, imposing hemlock and beech, and spring wildflowers that are hard to find closer to home. Birds, such as the secretive Veery, are different also. In this rugged landscape, undisturbed by the glacier’s advance, a hike feels like a journey back to an earlier time. In a world bathed in ambient noise, there is quiet mystery.
In a world that often wants to know why or seeks and demands explanation for much of what happens, weather in one’s own life or in the greater sphere, it’s a treasure to find that in the quiet beauty of a place no answer is required.
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What a treasure of beautiful pictures in a beautiful place, no wonder you visit there. I was pleased to see the trillium which my brother grows in his garden and which we were talking about only this afternoon!
That looks like a fine place to walk. The trilliums are beautiful. I just saw another Michigan blog where thousands of them were blooming. We don’t have them or the miterwort or rue anemone. You got some great shots!
Thank you for sharing these marvelous photos of nature in all it’s glory! They are truly spectacular.
Bill, you are welcome!
Beautiful images. I generally have to stop to took at the view on steep climbs.
Clear Creek is a great park- and you took some great photos there, Bob and Donna!