Sunday, June 2, 2013

Sunday morning

Swamp Dewberry, maybe?

 Flowering Spurge, perhaps?
Common Snapping Turtle

I started my Sunday at the Town of Malta Eco Park. I was heading there to meet up with Saratoga Springs landscape architect David Miller and Jon B., a Life Scout currently working on his Eagle Scout service project.

Jon's idea is to make a butterfly garden in the Malta Ecological ParkDavid was one of the folks who was involved in the original design of the park, so it was wonderful that he offered to help Jon select an appropriate site for his project.

On this early June morning, there was already a lot in bloom along the park's trails. In the dappled sunlight, the white flowers were subtle and sometimes easy to miss.

I am trying to learn more about wildflowers, but it's often hard for me to identify even the fairly common plants. Clearly, I need to spend more time in the woods.

After our meeting at the park, I was a little late for church.  I did get there in time for the three baptisms (two little ones and one adult.)

Some of the words for the Sacrament of Baptism brought me back to my earlier walk through the morning woods:

At the beginning your Spirit was at work, hovering over the waters of creation, bringing forth life in all its fullness. Through the gift of water you nourish and sustain all living things.

Peace be with you.