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Thursday, April 27, 2017

4/27/17 Essex Woods

Rain all day yesterday which kept us out of the woods. Gray today with more rain possible and  for the next few days. Nearby Essex woods was a chance to at least stretch our legs.

Still looking for signs of spring and found some tree buds,



Kelley and Cooper heading down the old rail bed



and, of course, Kelley found water



This old tree seemed to fit the mood of the day





This lichen provided a little color


  and then - first flower of the year - Coltsfoot


Kelley was not enthusiastic but Cooper seemed to enjoy the outing . I was also not enthusiastic and so a little under an hour was enough. 

4 comments:

  1. Ah, but there was a flower and I see the grass starting to turn a bit under the pines, so the end is definitely near! Hooray.
    Hope you both are feeling better today.

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    1. Thanks Sue- yes, spring is finally on the way

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  2. First flower of the season..nice! How long will you have Cooper?

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    1. Thanks penbayman - Cooper went home yesterday- Kelley was not really happy to have competition

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