Sunday, August 02, 2009
happy lughnasadh weekend to all!
it is sunday, so why not post about last sunday?
last sunday we had a picnic under the ancient oak tree. most people that live around here have seen it at one time or another. it is on earlysville road, near an old chapel, just before the airport. we drive past it every day.
sitting under the oak one experiences a remarkable mix of old and new worlds. cars pass swiftly on road below, airplanes roar as they ascend from nearby runway, electrical towers loom close by. yet under big gnarled branches of steadfast tree, one has a sense that faeries are dangling their legs, watching with bemused expressions. there is a stunning view of the blue ridge. wind conducts a symphony of leaves. grasses in surrounding meadow rattle and bend. a variety of colorful bugs and small birds visit. it is a truly lovely spot for a picnic.