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Friday, July 13, 2018

7/12/18 Along the Kenduskeag

Pretty morning with comfortable temperatures. Last couple of times we came here Kelley did not get out of the car but this morning she did.

Just some nice leaves

and some burdock

The stream was low but Kelley was happy

There were lots of wildflowers

Another place to get in the water

A creature in this one

"This is as far as I want to go" - so we turned back

Last chance before we head up to the car

Kelley did well this morning. We didn't go far but she seemed to enjoy being out and as usual loved the water.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

7/7/18 Harbor Brook

Beautiful day with sun and temps in the 70's so decided to drive to Acadia and hope Kelley would want to hike. She did and we were off on her favorite trail.

First chance at the stream.

Leading the way

The woods are fairly dense so there are not many wildflowers

Doesn't have to be the stream. Any water will do.

She does love the water

We rarely meet anyone on this trail but met several today - visitors must have discovered it. Kelley did very well today - better than she has in a long time and we did the hike we used to do.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

6/30/18 City Forest

We have been here several times since the last post but Kelley didn't get out of the car. Very hot now and today she decided the pond would be good.

The meadow on the way to the pond was in bloom


Don't know what these are and I couldn't get any real close ups because my camera had locked ( figured it out when we got home)

Just some daisies

We met a couple who gave Kelley some attention as we chatted and then one last time in the water

Kelley did not want to walk past the pond but she was more energetic on the way up and down. We shall see if that is a general improvement or a one timer.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

6/17/18 Beaver Pond at City Forest

Another pretty morning. Cooper is still with us and she does not like the water but is ok with the fields.

Kelley enjoyed the water while I looked for pictures and Cooper explored - we had the place to ourselves so she could be off leash.

Queen Anne's Lace

Just clover

and a wild rose

Kelley and Cooper do not interact so it's a bit of a trick to get them in the same picture

Two colors of hawkweed

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Last shot at the water before we head up the hill

Kelley was not interested in a longer walk but we had a pleasant time.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

6/16/18 Trail Along the Kenduskeag

Beautiful sunny morning but headed for 85 degrees so an early start. I'm dog sitting Cooper. Cooper and Kelley ignore each other.

Kelley taking the lead

Ferns beside the stream were high and thick but Kelley got through them.

Cooper was almost hidden by them.

An easier spot to get to the water

That's all because I forgot to change the battery in the camera and it quit. Still a pleasant little outing with both dogs doing well.

Friday, June 15, 2018

City Forest 6/14/18

Gray day with rain. Even though kelley had hiked yesterday we went to City Forest -- and she got out of the car!

Wildflowers on the way to the pond.


Wild Rose

Clover still wet from the rain

There was woman playing bagpipes and she had her dog with her. Kelley made a new friend

She said she was playing there because noone could hear her - the dogs did not seem to mind

A pleasant little outing. Kelley did not want to go past the pond but she got a little exercise and I enjoyed talking to the piper.