Thursday, July 7, 2011

Melodic Wooden Path

This photograph was taken during a weekend stroll around Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial -- an island that sits in between the District of Columbia and Virginia in the Potomac River.

One of my favorite elements of the island is that its dirt trails occasionally turn into wooden paths carrying visitors over marshes and creeks. These wooden paths are long enough to fully enjoy the sounds of your footsteps echoing as you walk.

I love that sound, especially when the forest around you is silent except for the sounds of your hallowed steps and wildlife communicating around you. The thudding sound created by our feet striking the wooden planks of the paths resembles the thud of our heart beating -- accelerated if we're running and slower if strolling. My preference is strolling; it's better for picture taking.

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