Fulling Mill Brook Walk — Middle

Fulling Mill Brook is anything but a mighty river. But this year, this spring, it’s a stream of respectable size.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 8.06.02 AM

Most of the time the flow is small. This year we’ve had a cool soaker of a spring. It’s probably rained half of the days during our last three months. The soil can’t hold on to all the water. Springs and side-tributaries are flowing.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 7.27.38 AM

Skunk cabbage thrives in the wet, low ground.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 8.04.38 AM

The trail turns right, and ascends a small ridge.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 7.28.31 AM

So much stone.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 7.39.57 AM

And so many stone walls.

To the side, on a path, a rabbit hears the dog and goes on the alert.

Rabbit is downwind, Coquina can’t smell or see rabbit.

There will be no chase, no frantic fleeing.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 7.40.51 AM

At the top of the ridge is more green.

Not skunk cabbage, but mullein, which prefers drier ground.

The afternoon sun makes a green blaze of the leaves.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 7.39.22 AM

To the side, doglet blends in with the colors of the woods.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 7.42.22 AM

We pass by a great and spreading beech tree.

Screen Shot 2020-05-03 at 9.08.11 AM

We turn a corner, and descend.

Screen Shot 2020-05-04 at 7.43.38 AM


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s