Jim Kelso

Grottos for the Rest of Us

The warmest days of summer just past seem to draw many to “the beach”. As much as this seems to resonate at large as the ideal getaway, I suspect I am not alone in not being particularly drawn to wide-open sunny expanses, often crowded with humanity.

Give me the cool, rocky stream with dappled shade and the company of inch-worms, squirrels and Maidenhair ferns, accompanied by the Wood Thrush’s atavistic song.

A type of peace and comfort descends when every surrounding square inch exudes beauty and wildness.


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grotto smacked


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mirror pool


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