Heidi and I felt like getting out in nature this morning. So after my morning bike ride and breakfast we decided to hike off-trail at Percival's Island. The island is about 1.5 miles long and sits in the middle of the James River as it passes by downtown. The trail across the island is an old rails-to-trails walking and bike path with two old rail road bridges on and off the island. Rather than walk the trail we walked to the Northwest point of the island. Heidi wanted to collect shells for an collage she is working on and I wanted to take some early Spring pictures. The pictures below show a little of what we found (and Heidi got lots of nice shells too).
I wonder sometimes how Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) feels. I wonder if she sheds a tear or two when she looks around and sees how we take care of her. Neither your nor I can solve all of the ecological problems on earth but we can help clean up our little corner. I'm going to grab a pair of gloves tomorrow morning and go pick up that dirty old bucket and then retrace my steps from today and clean up my little corner of heaven.
I'm Dr. Dave, a modern druid. I lived and worked in Bolivia and Peru for over six years, where I and was trained by Andean Shamans, and today practice Druidcraft and contemporary shamanism.