A virtual sea of life… brilliant shades of emerald, olive and mint
Stretched across hills and vales as far as the eye can see!
Magnificent vistas worthy of a master’s brush
Where the winding country road took us ever deeper
Into nature’s splendid mix of flora and fauna…
Sun-dappled brooks and lakes scattered here and there
As evening began to prepare for night’s caress!
Farmer’s fields, red and rich, at the ready for planting,
Peaceful pastures, where horses and cattle grazed!
Beside the road, just ahead, a porcupine squatting
Near the trees seemingly unconcerned at our presence.
Slowing to a stop we happily observed him…
Until he slowly began to amble back into the forest
Satisfied we were no threat! Onward…
The narrow road nestled among giant pines and birch
Like a guided tour into nature’s realm!
Suddenly up ahead, coming toward us, trotting along
Like he was out for an evening stroll…a fox!
Slowing to a crawl, the hybrid engine not making a sound,
We crept along, well prepared should he decide
Now was the time to cross the road!
Giving us an occasional look, he sauntered along
Mostly ignoring us, seemingly on a mission!
Maybe he was late for dinner, we mused…onward…
The sun was sinking lower as we reluctantly made our way back to the busy highway!
Relaxed, content with our blissful drive in the country,
We headed back home…both of us silently reliving
The breathtaking moments nature had shared.
Nearing home, we signalled our turn off the highway
And as we looked to the side of the road, there stood a gorgeous little fawn
Safely watching us from behind the guardrail on the exit ramp!
It was like a fond farewell from nature…thanks for dropping by
© Annabel Sheila