Spring Brunch and Walks in the Woods

Last weekend, spring showed more of its lovely face. Although there was still snow in the woods, the weather was mild, and the water was running.

Spring rush
Spring rush

On both Saturday and Sunday we went for a walk in the woods to a nearby camp where children come in the summer. Our dog, Liam, can run free, and there are lots of enticing scents for him to sniff. On Saturday, we came upon turkeys, and although Liam wanted to chase them, he was good at coming back when he was called.

Turkey tracks and dog prints
Turkey tracks and dog prints

At the camp, there is a peace trail, with painted rocks lining the trail.

May peace prevail
May peace prevail

But what I especially love are bare branches against a bright blue sky.

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On Sunday, our daughter Shannon, her husband, Mike, and their dog, Holly, came for brunch and a walk. After a meal of pancakes, apple sauce made with Maine apples, French donuts, and home fries, we headed into the woods to burn off some of that meal.

Into the woods
Into the woods

Holly, the puppy, had an especially good time. She ran and ran for the sheer joy of it, and I remember doing the same thing when I was a child. “Let’s run!” I’d say to my friends, and off we’d go, as fast as we could, until we could run no more.

Holly at rest
Holly at rest

Shannon, Mike, and Holly will be back at the end of the month. The snow will be gone and most of the mud should be dried by then. We’ll head back into the woods, along the wooded path, where barred owls call to each other, back and forth, and the water rushes and dogs can run.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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