Sunday, July 16, 2023

Meadow, Mount Cuba Center

 Even before visitors arrive at Mt Cuba Center, they are enveloped in every possible shade of green. Formal gardens extend from the home built by a member of the Dupont family, but conservation and restoration of  the area's natural habitat is the center's main focus. Trails and paths meander up and down hills, through woodlands and around the perimeters of ponds. In high summer, it’s the meadow that fascinates me. One tree stands knee deep in the grasses, adding its leaf-rustle to the sounds of blade against blade against blade. A ladybug crawls along a leaf. A small bird rides one tall sturdy stem waving in the breeze. Meadows are subtle and take time to enjoy.