Almost every morning I walk my two beautiful black Labs in Rock Creek Park. I go to the section of the park across from St. John's College H.S., off Military Road, in Chevy Chase, DC. Each time I step into the woods, the same thought always runs thorugh my mind. "What beauty!" I can not believe I live in the city and can step into the country and nature within minutes of my home.
As I walked this morning, I noticed how bare the tall brown trees looked. These trees look so strong and powerful against the deep blue sky. It was very sunny this morning. The sun made the colors of the sky, trees and ground very vivid and bright. The woods was quiet. The only sounds were birds chirping, occasional cars driving by in the distance ( I walk after morning rush hour), wind blowing and my dogs running and jumping through fallen leaves.
I love to watch the absolute delight on my dogs' faces as they run and leap through the leaves and jump over fallen tree branches. This is such a peaceful time for me.
Each time I walk through Rock Creek Park, I imagine Teddy Rossevelt riding his horse through the woods. DC is truly a great city. We are the Nation's Capitol. We are a sophisticate, hard working city that works long hours. How lucky this city is to have Rock Creek Park, a place to go for peace, beauty and fun.