Another cool, dreary, rainy day. We took advantage of a break to head for City Forest but passed the street to Essex woods on the way and went there instead. We have walked the old rail bed ( in winter) and the path around the marsh and through a neighborhood but had not done the small side trails. None of them are marked and we just wandered around for a bit. We met a man with his dog and he told us they had been bike paths but now were mostly just walked. I did not try to show which we were took on the map above because I don't know.
"The woods are lovely dark and deep"
After wandering a bit we walked down to the rail bed and then around the marsh. Kelley was very happy- it was almost like a new hike as we hadn't been here in some time and there was lots of sniffing to be done. There was also lots of water.
I continue to be attracted to the old dandelions
Some other things we saw
The entrance to the trail is at the end of a subdivision and as we walked through it I saw this flower in someones yard . I don't know what it is but it really stood out on this gray day.
Back in the woods for a couple more wildflowers