Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wandering in the Shadows Mounds State Park
I wandered through Mounds State Park looking for ghosts and legends, but what I found was soft grassy mounds and old growth trees that cast long shadows on soft grass. I found a quiet place off the beaten path that hid behind bubbling streams and whispering woods. The Great Mound was beautiful and quiet and it was easy to understand how the natives gave it religious significance. The gently whisper of the breeze through the trees and the smell of the foliage lent a peace to the place that was completely otherworldly. I wandered for a while looking for ghosts and pudwudgies in dark places. My children chased fireflies in the dark, but we found nothing but the natural beauty of a lovely park.