Saturday, August 18, 2012

A Walk Through Winterthur

Today I took a walk through Winterthur. Winterthur is a local garden originally owned by Henry duPont. The estate and gardens are wonderful and include a quarry, a fairy garden, museum, gift shops and many miles of trails. I decided to travel off the beaten path and write a few short poems along the way. 

heading up hill...

Queen Anne's Lace

 Queen Anne's Lace
Fresh as the morning snow
You are more than a weed 

The Road Less Traveled

Clover in bloom

 Fresh green clover
Blossoming in the August heat
A sweet snack

Millstone floor in a gazebo

Round the millstone
Fairies dance
Awaiting the summer solstice

200+ year old Sycamore tree

 In the shade of the Sycamore
Heavy limbs supported by steel
Over 200 years of memories.

heavy limb supported by steel wires

I hope you enjoyed the stroll. For more information on the gardens visit

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great day. I love to walk in Winterthur. I remember when walking there was free and I went often.

    I like your poems, too.