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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

9/17/18 Along the Kenduskeag

Warm weather continues. Decided to try for two in a row, this time along the Kenduskeag. Again, Kelley decided to joiin in

The stream was quite low with lots of vegetation growing in it

My first fall leaf

There were a surprising number of wildflowers still blooming.

Cooper watching

Back in the water

Watching again. She does not go in the water

Monday, September 17, 2018

9/16/18 Beaver Pond at City Forest

We are dog sitting this weekend with Cooper . I think her getting out of the car encouraged Kelley to do likewise. It was a slow walk to the pond with two dogs sniffing.

Just a hint of the colors to come.

Still  some wildflowers - lots of chicory

Into the pond

Cooper does not get in the water

More wildflowers

Cooper is waiting on Kelley

There was a nice dog that had lost one of it's front legs but moved as though it had not. Kelley declined to play with this frisky dog.

Heading back the car.

Once again Kelley did not want to hike beyond the pond but we had a nice walk anyway.

Monday, September 3, 2018

9/3/18 Along the Kenduskeag

Hot weather is back and thought maybe Kelley would get out of the car  for the stream, and she did.

Wildflowers on the way

The stream was very low

but enough water for Kelley

She even consented to a short walk along the stream where I found some more wildflowers

More of those first wildflowres but with a tiny insect

Some spots she really stirred up the muddy bottom

 A tangle

Back at the start she stayed in for quite awhile

A pleasant little outing 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

8/27/18 Beaver Pond City Forest

We have been over here several times since our last visit but Kelley always refused to get out of the car.  Today she did, maybe because she senses it's going to hot today.

She wasn't interested in going beyond the pond so while she enjoyed the water I looked for pictures.

Queen Anne's Lace curling up

There were lots of bees today - this one on chicory

Purple Loosestrife

On Birdsfoot Trefoil

 Don't know this flower

Coming back up the hill.

Not really a hike but kelley got to enjoy the water and we did get a short walk 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

8/22/18 Beaver Pond Cty Forest

A gray morning with rain forecast. Last few times I drove here Kelley declined to get out of the car but today she decided the pond was a good idea.

Some wildflowers on the way down to the pond

This one had a bug peaking out


Kelley wasn't interested in a walk into the forest so I looked for pictures while she enjoyed the pond.

This was a new one for me

On the way up the hill

So, no hike except for the walk to the pond and back but Kelley seemed happy with that.