So we went home. This time.
And Scrappy got an early walk. It was hot, but a strong breeze was going.
|I have gotten so fascinated by all the different flowers I find.|
|Scrappy examining a den near the Green Hole.|
|For you newbies, this is the Green Hole.|
|Despite the breeze, Scrappy was struggling. We took a break here at the barn, cut through the woods, and headed across the field home...|
|...but about halfway between here and there, Scrappy decided to drop dead. (Actually, we just took a ten-minute break, with me providing shade.)|
|And when I say halfway, here's what I mean....|
|...this is where we came from...|
|...and this is where we were headed.|
|Just pretty scenes...|
|...and orange berries!|
|Mr. Bunny Rabbit...|
|...and a ground hog or two. At least I think this is what this is. A second before, he was standing upright in the lane like a prairie dog!|
|Yep, Mr. Raccoon. Unfortunately, he went so high up it was a job to capture him well.|
|Her, I almost missed. It's amazing how much a deer can look like a tree trunk when it wants to. Fortunately, working with this camera is sharpening my ability to spot them (even if my "right in front of my nose" vision is deteriorating.)|
|It was ground hog city! Everywhere I looked, I was saying, there's another one!|
|This is #3 of about 5 sauntering across the lane...|
|...and this is Scrappy emerging from the hole he followed him into.|
|Then on the back trail, we saw this guy...|
|...just sprouting his antlers!|
And that brings us to this morning. Both I Scrappy, and the camera were worn out by this point ( I had enough juice for ONE picture, as it turned out. ) So we opted for a short trip along the river. Now, the greenway trail overlooks the forest floor fo the first part of our journey. There, with the dam shut, a channel that carves an "L" shape into the woods fills with water. Past the L, its a large treeless patch of mucky grass before the woods resumes all around it. I heard something walking through the water, but with trees between us and SOMEBODY insisting that there was an interesting smell ahead, I couldn't get a good look. But as I moved up to a better vantage point...