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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

5/7/12 Goose Ridge Trail


Beautiful sunny day in the low 60s. We started from the trail head on Freedom Pond Road .

I did not see the insects on this Trillium until I processed the picture

           
 When I was a child and living in the country we often found the red Trillium and sometimes the white but I had not seen this color before.


At one point the trail passes through Spirited Horses Ranch and this meadow is part of the ranch.           


 Kelley was excited by this hike. I think she liked the change of pace.                                                                                                                                                  
                 


These fiddleheads were quite a bit smaller than those you see being sold to eat .                                                                                                                                                                                                            

A beautiful day and a very pleasant walk in the woods. We did not go all the way to Penny Road but turned back on the pipeline easement.  3 hours                                                                             

6 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures. That is an odd colored Trillium. I think it's an aberrant Scarlet Trillium. It doesn't fit the descriptions of any of 8 trilliums listed in my Newcomb's guide.
    I envy your time to hike and hoping to do much more in my retirement.Just a couple more months. My dog will be very happy.

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  2. Hi Jill - thanks for your nice comments and the Trillium info. Kelley sure loves to be out hiking- I ended up hiking as much as I do because of Kelley's needs but it has been good for me too.

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  3. Looks like spring is advancing nicely up there in Maine. Thanks for sharing the great photos!

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  4. Thanks for looking and commenting- It seems like it's been a long time coming

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  5. I have just come across your blog and although no-where near Maine (I'm in Spain), your posts are wonderful and inspiring. Thank you.

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  6. Thank You.I appreciate your nice comment. Are you a hiker? How did you find our blog?

    John

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