We tried the trail at this land trust about a half a mile away from my house. I had never been there before so I didn't know what to expect. But I rarely see any cars in the small clearing on the side of the road where the trail begins so we gave it a shot today.
I prayed it wouldn't be a mess to get through like the one a few weeks ago. But it was actually a beautiful walk through woodlands loaded with ferns....
I took the picture below just before a large deer shot across the path in front of us. Tanner gave the poor thing a run for its money I'm afraid...he is one fast dog...but I think in the end the deer was faster. I was worried Tanner would chase it too far from me but he came back pretty quickly.
Then we passed through a meadow full of wild blueberries...yum.
Then through some more woods when suddenly we came across this unexpected sight. Wow...how gorgeous !!!
Tanner had fun splashing around in the water while I took pictures...
And blue sky...what a welcome sight that was with all the rain we have had here in June.
To the left of this picture was a large beaver den but I couldn't get a good shot of it. I also missed getting a picture of the large blue heron that flew up out of the grasses in front of me & off to the other side of the water.