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Some Signs of Spring Along The Way

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The weather is starting to warm up a bit, time to get out there and walk. It even looks a bit like spring now, the pond is starting to thaw, the snow is melting and it’s muddy out there.

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Just Some Fall Pics.

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Here are a few pictures I took while out walking today.

My Summer Day

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Today is my summer day…..it is a summer day even though it feels a bit like Fall out there, but I like Fall so I don’t mind that at all.

This is Friday and I’m not working because it’s my Summer Day. My work has a plan in the summer to get extra work out of you. If we work an extra half hour each day Monday through Thursday all summer we can take a half day every second Friday or a full day every fourth Friday. It’s pretty clever on their part because we all put in that extra half hour of work for the company and they know they might as well give us the Friday off in return because none of are really working on Fridays in the summer anyway. See what I mean…..clever!

So today it is just the dogs and me at home….very peaceful, except for the odd bark at the front window when someone walks by. Since it’s not as hot and humid as it’s been all week we started our day off with a long walk. Cody, Emma and I walked through the trails to my husband’s work and had a little visit with him. I like to think we brightened his day just a little.

Of course I took my camera with me so I snapped some pictures along the way.

Another beautiful walk on a beautiful day!! 🙂

Vacation……last day

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Oh no…..where did the time go, today is my last day of vacation…..for this time around. I still have another 2 weeks to take but since my husband doesn’t get as much time off as I do, I will most likely be taking vacation time alone, that’s not nearly as much fun. 😦

This morning I got up around 6:00am to let the poochies out for their morning pee break, threw a load of laundry in the washer and as soon as it was finished and in the dryer, the pooches and I went back to bed….ah how I love vacation and sleeping in. We got up again around 9:30am only because I had to take Erika to work for 9:45 or there’s no telling how long I might have slept in. We had a change in air yesterday so we turned off the air conditioning last night and slept with the windows open. There’s nothing better than sleeping all snuggled in under the blankies with the cool air blowing on you, makes me look forward to Fall since this has been such a hot summer.

I probably should have taken the dogs out for their walk earlier than I did…..noon was a bit hot for them but we did a short walk and I snapped a few pictures along the way.

 

 

Vacation….Day 1

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This is day 1 of my second week of vacation for this year. My first week was in March and we took a trip to New Brunswick. This week we have no plans….I still have 2 more weeks to take but I haven’t decided when yet.

To start off my “no special plans” vacation week, I got up at 5:30 to take the dogs out, then got laundry started and drove my husband to work so I could keep the car, just in case I needed it. When I got back home I called the vet to make an appointment for our dog Emma for later this afternoon, then I had to trim her nails and give her a good brushing so the vet wouldn’t make me feel guilty about neglecting her grooming. Then it was time to take the dogs for a walk before it got too hot….it already was too hot, so I just took them for a short walk….2km, brought them home and then went walking on my own.

I did a 10km walk counting the 2km I did with the dogs and I took a few pics and some video of a deer in the woods…..While I was watching the deer there was a man on the trail who stood perfectly still while I was recording so he wouldn’t scare it away….that was very nice of him. 🙂

I love the shade of red in this picture.

I’m all about the red.

The winding path.

More burgundy than red, but still nice.

Bird on the swamp.

Clouds reflected on the swamp.

Hanging from the tree.

This chipmunk chased a squirrel out of the tree ….. and then kept a close eye on me.

More swamp.

This ugly creature tried to block my path, but I managed to get around him…..he was HUGE!

Pretty.

Kinda in the middle of no where.

I think this tree has seen better days.

A busy bee.

Caught the bee flying away.

Another busy bee.

I’ve wondered what these were.

A frog sunning himself in the swamp.

This guy might be trying to hide.

A prince perhaps?

Hard to catch these guys.

Very pretty.

Just hanging out.

Sitting pretty.

These birds are my favorite colour.

Amazing how light these birds are.

Hiding in the cat tails.

And last…. a little brown bird sitting in a tree.

Beautiful Kelso Conservation Area

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What a great day for a hike…..hot but the scenery was beautiful.

I think we will do this hike again in the fall when the leaves are changing and there are not so many flies. 🙂

A Walk Without the Dogs

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Today is a little cooler than it has been lately, but still pretty warm out there, so I took the dogs for a short walk and then took myself and my camera for a much longer walk…..6.62 km altogether. It was a nice sunny morning for taking pictures.

I finally figured out why I could never see the frogs, but I could hear them….they are the same colour as the sludge.

Red Wing Black Bird

There is a bee there.

Poor bunny, trying to blend in with the rock so I wouldn’t see him/her.

Another bee….

Just waiting for someone to take a seat.

Little Ladybug

Brown Eyed Susan

Another lonely bench.

Chicory with a little green friend.

St. John’s Wort

Bladder Campion……they have seen better days.