Friday, April 24, 2009

Baxter Woods

This 30 acre nature preserve, loaded with hemlock, white oak and ash, provides a wonderful opportunity to just get away and take in an uninterrupted plot of nature's best. For the gang and I, it was always a fast way to get from Stevens to Forest on our bikes. One time, we got a rare treat. One path took you over near the back of the Motherhouse of St. Joseph's Convent. There was an open field out there, and one afternoon we just had to stop and take look. About fifteen nuns were having a softball game without the 'habits' of course. Now, if you grew up always seeing them in their basic black and white- prim and proper- this was a once in a lifetime image to remember.

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