Amazingly the day had really turned quite warm. She mentioned that she was glad we started our hike so early.
It had been rather cool in the morning shadows along the creek itself but now we were in a steep rocky area and not a lot of air was moving.
Morris ran up and down the rocks and the hillside. He'd stop every once in a while and look around the woods.
Morris stands above the rocky ravine and peers over his 'domain'.
He enjoys being out with us and even seems more overjoyed by having Ariel around. He just loves kids. Of course when a turkey hunter let loose with a shotgun it turned Morris into a Sticky Glue Dog. He didn't wander very far. Most of the time he was nearly underfoot.
The hillside was dry and proved to be quite the challenge in more than one way. I am used to steep hill climbs. I live in this hilly area and have done this particular hillside more than once. It is actually a bit scarier going down than up.
It had so many interesting distractions. Like Hepatica.
This is mother nature's short lived little flowers, along with the Blood Root which we also found.
I was surprised that I hadn't found more, usually these are the first flowers to find in the woods. But it had been awfully dry so far and perhaps the roots were awaiting some rain.
The walk home was fairly uneventful and we just enjoyed each others company while we walked.
After the grand kids left I felt like I'd lost my adventure 'buddy'. It sure had been fun.
I'd promised to take care of our neighbor's dog Dexter, or as they call him 'Dex'. Perhaps not to confuse him with the show Dexter.
We took an evening walk together to watch the sunset. Monday was going to be busy perhaps.
The excavator was supposed to show up along with some more folks to begin the Little House Remodel. And I had a night shift.
But, it was nice to take some quiet time and enjoy the evening colors.
I'd be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about the whole remodel, dig a basement, add on .. thing. Oh but wait, that is a whole different blog!
So many things going on at once.
I think I'll go sit with Dex and watch the woods.