Spring is typically a roller coaster ride of up and down temperatures. You never know if the next storm is going to be rain or snow. We might get some snow and sleet tonight, but other than that it’s been pretty dry here, which has helped the snow melt go more slowly. We’ve had a lot of mud, but that is settling down quite a bit already. Some areas where we walk have bare ground or mud, some have ice, and some still have snow that is a bit deep! It’s tough for me some days to figure out which boots I should be wearing out on our walks.
We prefer to walk in the morning, so often it’s still below freezing when we head out. That makes for the easiest walking since typically when we hit those deep snow areas, we can walk right on top of it. On the occasional warmer morning we’ve had, we’ve stuck to the trails that are not so snowy. The warm mornings bring out all the smells too, so walks typically go like this:
Not a lot of distance covered for the time spent. 🙂
You saw one area of running water in our “Snow Melt” post on Wednesday, and that seasonal stream runs through quite a bit of our property, so here Luke shows you another section of it.
He has no trouble plodding through, but I am more challenged to find ways around it or over it on logs and stones. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I’m wearing boots, because sometimes I can’t keep my balance on those obstacles! The other day I gripped Luke’s leash tight and he held me up!
We’re accustomed to the ups and downs of spring, and though we get impatient for more warmth and greenery, we try to simply enjoy each day of warmer temperatures, secure in the knowledge that it will get here eventually!
Winter left behind quite a mess of broken and fallen trees and branches, and we have a lot of work ahead of us!
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