Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pewit's Nest for Teachers Write

Kristina Paustian
Posted July 16, 2013 at 7:02 am | Permalink
I wrote this last week as we hiked in this place and I was focusing on all the colors, but got some acoustics in…
Pewit’s Nest is a deep gorge of layered rock that appears seemingly out of nowhere between two farmer’s fields of corn. It is shaded and cool with plants of every shade of green imaginable: verdant vines clinging to the trees, moss growing on the sides of damp rocks, the pine green of the evergreen trees swaying in the breeze above, the jaded shade of the maple leaf, the olive green of the oak leaves, lime green of the succulent plants clinging to the shore. It is hard to pick out the sound of the waterfall from the sound of the breeze lightly rustling the branches above our head. A pine tree so aged that the bark resembles that of a cottonwood tree stretches towards the sky. The edge of the gorge is cool with the forest shading the rocks with dappled light. The scent of pine is strong as we crunch the pine needles underfoot. The buzzing of insects is the only sound disturbing the peace of this beautiful place.
  • Ericka
    Posted July 16, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink
    Kristina, I felt like I was on that hike with you – lovely!
  • Posted July 16, 2013 at 11:48 am | Permalink
    This sounds like the perfect place for a hike! Nicely done!
  • Posted July 16, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink
    I want to be there! You’ve described it as such a peaceful place. Great sensory details. I love all the references to “green.”
  • DebKrygeris
    Posted July 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink
    Wow, great descriptive writing! I visualized and heard your scene so clearly!

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