winter sun glints
off marsh-ice below savanna
humble light for the world
the hills swell and keel, breaking
for kettle hummocks. lone
hickory leaf tumbles down the incline
the scent of scorched earth,
shock of tree-fall—
nuthatches keeping alive
fair meadows is a delightful patch of land with savanna, wet prairie, shrub-carr, and marsh communities. the land is well tended, especially with an eye toward increasing an endangered plant’s population. a fabulous walk, complete with getting “marshed” in ankle-deep water—completely worth it!
a special ‘thank you’ to the private owners of this sna for welcoming us onto their earthy treasure.