It is quiet here these days. It is quiet and sunny though I think we may be getting a few more April showers before May is upon us.
Many things have begun to bloom and green, the soft fresh green of spring, has begun to appear on many shrubs and trees. The air is neither too hot nor too cold.
Perfection, I think.
My grandson Nathan has been having many special lessons in our local history with his class this month. Some activities could be done individually, but Saturday morning they had a teacher-guided class at Gorge Metropark. Nathan has two excellent teachers this year.
This is a beautiful park where they were also able to see Mary Campbell’s Cave…..In the wikipedia you can read this true story:
“In 1759, a 12-year-old girl was captured in Pennsylvania by Delaware Indians and reportedly brought to a cave in present-day Gorge Metro Park, where she lived as a child of Chief Netawatwees. Young Mary Campbell, for whom the cave is named, unwittingly became the first white child in what was then the wild frontier of the Western Reserve. Mary later settled with the tribe in a village along the banks of the Cuyahoga River, not far from the cave. She was released in 1764 after a treaty ended the French and Indian War.
Thousands of years before Mary’s adventures, the Gorge was cut when glacial debris blocked the former route of the Cuyahoga River (near present-day downtown Akron) and caused the river to find a new course. Today, the rushing water flows over a shale riverbed, between ledges made of Sharon conglomerate sandstone. Oak, blackgum, tulip and yellow birch trees are common in the woods that cover the valley walls.”
Nathan’s class did not see it, but the Gorge Park is one of two places where eagles are nesting this year. This photo was published by the park.