Cloudy, warmer, and much more humid with thunder storms again forecast. After a bit it seemed to clear so we headed for the forest. We started from our usual spot at the end of Kittredge Rd. Now the sun was out and there was not a bit of breeze - I was hoping the little rain we got last night would provide some water spots for Kelley beyond the beaver pond.
The meadow down to the pond was filled with cabbage whites- as is my garden of late
This duck wasn't interested in meeting Kelley
We took the side trail to the rail bed and met a woman and her dog Sophie that we had not seen in some time- we used to see them regularly - and they walked with us down the rail bed and then back ( talking instead of picture taking today) . Tried for a nice shot of Sophie but she is pretty much in constant motion ( and trying to get both dogs in one picture is almost impossible) - so here is an out of focus shot of her running toward me.
They were parked at Walden so we took a side trail back to the West Trail and they went their way. There had been only two small spots for Kelley to get in the water so when we got back to the beaver pond we stayed long enough for her to get in and out several times- happy dog - and I got a couple of pictures.
Other than not much water for Kelley it turned out to be a pleasant hike. It was nice to see our friends, the woods were pretty, and our timing was good as it started to rain as we reached the car. 2 hours