A Quiet Place Omaste Witkowski owFotoGrafik.com

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau

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A Quiet Place

Come visit me in solitude and stay to enjoy the sound of the river flowing gently by as you absorb the stillness and peace. I really enjoy parks and recreation and everywhere I go I look for the quiet place to enjoy the peace that nature offers up daily. This spot is a really cool example of a quiet place to sit for a minute and contemplate life. It is also an attractive lunch option if you bring a picnic. Many moments have been spent by the banks of the Methow River and summer days are enjoyed as the shade of the trees and the structure provide a respite from the afternoon heat and sunshine. The local swimming pool is not far away and the cleansing waters of the river tinkle softly as it flows by. Taking a break from my day I capture a moment in time that I can savor and remember.

Our local parks are a gift to all of us. We can gather there in groups or sit quietly by ourselves. They are open to all and are a shared resource for many generations to come. I have spent so many hours playing with my children and enjoying festivals and swim meets in various parks all around Washington State and beyond. I am grateful for the foresight and planning that has been done by so many dedicated individuals. Thank you to all of them, and I hope that we can continue to enjoy these outdoor treasures for many years to come.