Hawthorne is one of the many towns radiating like spokes from culturally enhanced Gainesville, the hub of Alachua County, home of the University of Florida Florida Gators. Choose a bright, sunny autumn day and set out via bike on the Gainesville to Hawthorne Rails to Trails. Peddling the 15 miles may be too much in one day for some folks, so an alternative is to drive the newly four laned State Road 20 to Lockloosa Trail Head, park and peddle or walk the two miles into Hawthorne. If the parking lot is empty, you'll see the black donut circles and twin snake-like tracks of teenagers performing their right of passage with their hot rods, made by modern country boys unlike Robert Frost's, whom he hoped were bending the birches for a swing because they live too far from town for baseball.
On this autumn day, blooming yellow daisies may be sprinkled among green