Thursday, July 16, 2009
Mystical Meadow Magic
My three-day vacation in the mountains of West Virginia included time spent on the high meadows. This is the land where the wood nymphs, the flower fairies, the tree trolls and the moss magicians hang out and cast their spells and plan their celebrations and create mischief. The beauty of the place had me bewitched. There was plenty of addictive cool sweet air to breathe. We were there on a day that the mountain top captured a cloud and held it close around its shoulders almost hiding the well-mowed walking trail and certainly causing the wood sprites to giggle as we tried to find our way. (This meadow was actually created from land fill and gets mowed every few years to keep it as a meadow.)
There are thousands of high meadow flowers blooming and others yet to come before the fall and cold winter snows. The tiny pale silhouette in the distance in the photo below is my husband lost in the misty spell of the mountain top.
Even the weedy crown vetch was lovely up there. (Click on photos and you can be there.)