Sunday, August 23, 2015

9 May 2015 Laurel Run in Spring

The thing about spring is it is a great time to pause and enjoy the re-start of life while for a few moments forgetting the calendar has moved one digit closer to our last call. It's a perfect time to dust off the music of youth, take off the jackets and go look for spring flowers. I try to find as many flowers and birds as possible each spring while listening for spring peepers whenever possible. Every year I eagerly await the arrival of long days and late sunsets. Today we found a lot of caches, but more importantly, saw great sights of spring. It was a wonderful day.

Many of the painted trilliums were still opening.

We still need to teach Lizzie to drink when on the trail. It will be more important as the spring turns to summer. Fortunately, Phineas know what to do with a bowl of water.

Lizzie was with us for her 150th cache today. It's hard to believe she's been with us less than six months.

In spring there's often a good reason to check mud puddles as well as vernal pools for eggs and tadpoles.

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