Started a bit cool but I stalled 'till it warmed a bit into a nice fall day. Be forewarned - lots of leaf pictures.
This one had an odd color
First chance to get in the water
This rudeckia has seen better days
but the Queen Anne's Lace looks good
A small pond next to Black Pond ( not shown on the map)
More leaves - Kelley decided to be in this one.
There is a new sign up saying "Pine Ponds" - maps before referred to "Pine Pond" - I had thought the smaller was just runoff from the main pond..
Growing out of the rocks between the ponds - I'm always impressed with life taking hold in unlikely places.
We headed down the old rail bed to go to the beaver pond and found more leaves on the way.
The beaver pond
On the trail back I found more interesting plants and flowers
Turned out to be a very pleasant hike. Kelley did well, though I'm sure she was disappointed we didn't meet anyone. 1 3/4 hours