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Thursday, July 27, 2017

7/26/17 Sears Island



Kelley has not been very interested in hiking so looking for something to tempt her. The tides were right so we headed to Searsport


First water was a stream that runs from the interior of the island.



   As we started down the shore she sat and did not want to continue. We both needed the exercise so I continued and she eventually got up and followed.

 


Once we got to the woods section of the hike she perked up and even took the lead.



There were lots of lush ferns



and some wildflowers











The west side of the island and into the ocean



A pleasant day and once Kelley decided to do it a nice hike of almost an hour and a half. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7/22/17 Harbor Brook

I'm a little behind and will blame it on garden work. Because Kelley has been so uninterested in hiking or even walking we came here - she always seems ready to hike this trail - many opportunities to get in the water.

First chance




Going across the new bridge - she seems to look a little bow legged but I didn't take many pictures so here it is.



Few wildflowers on this trail - I think the dense woods keeps out the light -  there were a bunch of these in small spots open to sun



Another place to get in the water shows some of the many trees that have fallen across the stream.


We had a pleasant hour and a quarter hike but that's all she wanted today.




Saturday, July 22, 2017

7/21/17 Beaver Pond

We have had several days in the upper 80's ( supposed to be better starting tomorrow) so we have just gone nearby where Kelley can get in the water. Today we only walked as far as the pond - Kelley got wet and I got a couple of pictures.












Tomorrow will try Harbor Brook

Friday, July 21, 2017

7/20/17 Kenduskeag Stream Trail

87 degrees the last two days and neither of us was excited about hiking so to  the nearby Kenduskeag Stream


The water was quite low.





But there was enough for my girl to get wet



while I found things along the shore to photograph











We walked a short ways along the shore - another view of the stream



and back into the water








We didn't get much exercise but Kelley got wet and we stretched our legs 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

7/19/17 Back to the Beaver Pond at City Forest

Very hot here so headed where there was water for Kelley and things around the pond for me. Bunch of pictures and little to say.







































Kelley was not interested in hiking so we only walked a short distance. OK with me. Hot again today.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

7/18/17 Essex Woods

Kind of a dreary day and Cooper is still with us so we went to nearby Essex Woods. Again, I only took the macro lens, hoping for blooms and bugs. Lots of blooms.








Don't know what caused this - only one branch affected











Kelley found a little water











Japanese Beetle - other bugs wouldn't sit still for a picture.











Don't know either of these berries














A pleasant little outing and the rain held off until after we got home.