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NEXT PARK WALK – Sunday, MARCH 1st – Meet at NOON at the Central Park Boathouse Cafe (near 72nd St. & 5th Ave. entrance to park)

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Meet indoors at the Central Park Boathouse cafe – (northeast corner of the Central Park Lake) – at NOON on Sunday, March 1st. We’ll walk into the Ramble to see what’s there – plants, mushrooms, birds……Walk about 2 hours depending on weather conditions. The pathways will mostly be cleared and easy to walk along. [The boathouse offers warmth, food and beverages, and bathrooms.]

 

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Robert Frost’s “A Winter Eden”

A winter garden in an alder swamp,

Where conies now come out to sun and romp,

As near a paradise as it can be

And not melt snow or start a dormant tree.

 

It lifts existence on a plane of snow

One level higher than the earth below,

One level nearer heaven overhead,

And last year’s berries shining scarlet red.

 

It lifts a gaunt luxuriating beast

Where he can stretch and hold his highest feast

On some wild apple tree’s young tender bark,

What well may prove the year’s high girdle mark.

 

So near to paradise all pairing ends:

Here loveless birds now flock as winter friends,

Content with bud-inspecting. They presume

To say which buds are leaf and which are bloom.

 

A feather-hammer gives a double knock.

This Eden day is done at two o’clock.

An hour of winter day may seem too short

To make it worth life’s while to wake and sport.

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March is the month of the crocus – look for them!

March 4, 2011 CP bridle path

March 4, 2011 CP bridle path

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