There is nothing quite like a walk in the woods, I'm convinced. We got to go on another hike this morning. My mother came along with us this time, which was a little challenging because Marge and I practically power walk, while my mom and sister wanted to walk slowly and look at everything around them. We did hear some construction noises which slightly bothered Marge, but I don't think it ruined our outing completely.
My sister spotted this guy sunning himself at one of the ponds. Marge actually did a fair bit of wading, but I didn't snap any pictures. She also threw up while there, perhaps from ingesting a bit of pond water (she's fine now).
Posing alongside the pond. I can't wait to return to this spot in the fall, when vibrant shades of yellow, red, and orange frame this body of water.
There were many butterflies and moths around, too. My sister waited patiently to get a perfect shot of this one that was hovering over swampland (Marge and I were not so patient, and wanted to continue!). We also saw snakes, frogs, and a chipmunk.
We didn't walk too far, since my sister and mom felt hot. Marge and I could have continued, but we'll be training later, anyway, so heading back early wasn't a big deal.
I snapped this shot right before we left. Marge had just had a blast chasing my sister down the trail (on leash, of course.. did I mention that we met THREE rude hikers with offleash dogs?). Shortly after, we left the park, just as an enormous group of camp kids were coming in. Perfect timing.
Later, we'll be practicing some agility and rally before I teach class at the club. But, for now, Marge got some more much-needed exercise!