Another warm day but overcast with a forecast of rain - and for the next week. I wanted to try to get caught up on garden work so we went to nearby Newman Hill to save the driving time- about 7 miles from home.
At the start there is a pond on private land - Kelley doesn't read.
A bit of a breeze so the closeups were a challenge, waiting for lulls in the wind and finding subjects a bit protected from the wind. Kelley was mostly patient but as the hike continued she did whine a few times when I stopped. All of that didn't stop me from going a bit overboard with the pictures - it was a long winter.
There was lots of water for Kelley
Left over from last year
There were several flowering trees and bushes.
I photographed this the last time we were here but liked it even more with the extra vegetation.
After Pine Pond we went along the old rail bed
until we came to the part covered by water- another chance to swim
We then turned and headed back
This Tent Caterpillar seems to be just starting. I don't think I have ever seen one alone
A pretty good hike. I was pleased with the number of things I found to photograph, Kelley seemed happy and was in the water at numerous spots ( I spared you some of those pictures) . We met a man in the parking lot who was leaving but otherwise had the place to ourselves. 1 1/2 hours