Hello everyone and I’m finally back. Yesterday and today I have been a bit mixed up with my time. Happens with me. A lot sometimes. We even missed our coffee chat this week, so sad. But the weather was just terrible the first part of the week. A little too much rain and cold for outdoor coffee. Of course, that’s the way it will be most of the time from now on, just too cold. I will have to think of something else to do instead. Which brings me to today. I know we went for a walk one day already, but why not go again and see what we can find. Maybe we will switch to a weekly walk instead of coffee time. Until next summer. Time moves on way too fast. And summers even faster.
I’m very happy to have found out about this path. It’s so handy, just across the street from where I live. An untamed patch of land right in town. And some nice paths to walk along. After we pass the clearing where we saw the deer last time, we head into an area of some nice large pine trees. Both red and white pine grow along here. And both are large trees. The squirrels that live around here feast very well with the large cones provided by these pines. Especially the white pine. And the squirrels are busy right now. I never saw any squirrels here earlier in the summer. There are lots now. Busy gathering pine cones for the winter ahead. So you don’t want to stand under one of these pines for too long, those cones drop at a steady rate.
Now here we are by the river. It is so beautiful and peaceful here. And there are several places that are nice to stop, sit and just gaze over the river. Watching the ducks swim past. There are still some boats around, people getting in some fishing before school starts. There is another mushroom right beside the path. There are so many of them coming out now that the cooler weather has arrived. Look over there, a nice little group of mushrooms. And look out over on that dead tree branch overhanging the river. A little song sparrow. There was a family of them here this summer.
As we come over this little hill, there it is, X marks the spot. This is my favorite spot along the river. Well, okay, I guess the spot with the bench is now my favorite. That one is such a nice well hidden place, can’t see it at all from the path.
Going up the hill is the hardest part of the walk as we head back home. And because of all the rain it can be quite slippery in places, so be careful. Especially when we get to the part with all the rocks. Oh no, did it that time, twisted my foot. A bit painful walking on it now. One of those things. Just after I said to be careful. One last look across the river before we leave completely.
Oh, look over there, a white admiral butterfly. Poor little critter is a bit beat up. But still flies good though. I have been wanting to get a picture of one all summer. Maybe next time there will be a better example, but this one is nice anyway. Notice it doesn’t give up just because it’s a bit beat up. Good lesson for us.
Well, not too much exciting today, but it was a nice refreshing walk anyway. Thank you for coming along with me once again. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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