Now that the weather is finally improving, I have been taking the dogs to the park, either separately or together. Here are some pictures from a recent walk with Poppy. There isn’t much green yet, but there are hints of growing things everywhere. There are also dried up leaves from the fall everywhere, which are really, really fun to crunch along on.
Lots and lots of leaves – everywhere! Sometimes the leaves are so thick that it’s hard to make out the trail. There is thick tree cover – can hardly wait until the leaves grow back!
Most of the park is marshy, so there are lots of wooden paths to keep your feet out of the muck. They don’t help much when little dogs jump into the muck. Yuck!
Here is a very bad shot of the marsh – we were on the wrong side for me to get a good picture. There are water fowl hanging out in the water, and when they get angry, they get LOUD! The frogs are also very noisy. The first time I took Poppy, she was frightened of all of the noise, but she’s getting used to it. The snakes don’t even bother her anymore; we flush a few out every time we go. Most of them are small, but a couple have been a good size, so they must be gorging on all of the bugs. Bumble doesn’t care about anything but sniffing all of the delicious smells on the trail.